VIDEO: Safety for Whitewater Kayakers, Part V
The three ways to reach a subject are by paddling, swimming and wading—all skills that are important to practice before you are in an emergency situation.
The video demonstrates the following wading techniques:
1. One rescuer with paddle support
2. Line of stern technique with a small group
3. Triangle of support with a small group of same sized people
4. Wedge formation with a larger group
Finally, Coffey talks about the types of downstream safety and how to set them up.