Category Archives: Rescue

Scotland rafting 2015

I Wanna Be A Rescue Ranger

LVWWC rafting, 2nd March 2014.

Downtown & Jaws:

The Truth, The Hole Truth & Nothing But The Truth:

And a brief guest appearance from Raft 13 above Boom! (16:06) and Boom2o (17:40):

Nene White Water Centre

The Nene White Water Course was the first pumped artificial course in the UK and currently uses a combination of rapid blocs and fibreglass bollards to create the features along the 300m course. It is the most “skate park” looking UK course, with sloped and moulded concrete in places rather than the more usual “angular” concrete work. It is very shallow! There are three pumps, each running at around 1 cumec. The water comes from the river but needs to be pumped back up to the top pool. Normal course operation is on 2 pumps, but it is possible to hire the course and pay for all 3 pumps to run. Casual paddling is available on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. Saturdays and Sundays see the course in use for rafting and tubing, with rescue training through the week.

Cardiff International White Water Centre

A few shots of the empty CIWW course, showing the moveable obstacle system. Cardiff uses both rapid blocs and omniflots.

Rescue 3 Conference

A busy two days at the Tees Barrage International White Water Course this week as Rescue 3 International showcased the course and its potential as a swiftwater rescue training venue.

There were several demonstrations including various casualty retrievals from flat water, moving water, buildings, vehicles, and confined spaces: