Your Water Rescue Throw Bag isn’t just gear; it’s a lifeline…
It’s a crucial companion for both seasoned rescuers and water enthusiasts—be it kayakers, canoeists, rafters, or even those diving into the world of open water swimming. This indispensable piece of equipment holds the power to transform a dire situation into a tale of survival, making each adventure a safer and more confident experience.
- A Throwbag / Throwline, is a rescue device with a length of rope stuffed loosely into a bag so it can pay out through the top when the bag is thrown.
- Attract the casualty’s attention, only then throw the Throwbag.
- Aim to get the line to land across their body, while keeping a firm hold of the tail end of the rope.
- Maintain your ‘throwline; by cleaning and coiling it at the end of the day to avoid kinks and snags, this will ensure smooth running when in use.
- The Reach and Rescue Throwbag has a large opening for the easy and swift repacking if a second throw is needed or there is more than one casualty.
- Select a throw bag that matches your needs.
- Mastering your throwing technique requires consistent and dedicated practice.
My proven choice for rescue throw lines is the 8 Plait Marstron; it’s light weight and high visibility floating line. It does not absorb water, remaining flexible, soft and easily handled.
It can also act as a ‘GrabLine’; which is a rope hanging on board in such a way that it can be grabbed if necessary.