In this video, Jim Coffey—founder of R3: Rescue for River Runners—covers group dynamics and safety principles to keep in mind while on the water.
The five-minute video sums up the lessons with the acronym BACK:
Bring: Make sure your group is properly equipped before getting onto the river
Assess: Review the skill level of your group on and off the river
Contain: Monitor and protect your group while traveling down the river
Know: Have the proper information to safely navigate the river prior to putting in