Assisted Rescue

The assisted rescue is used to help another kayaker re-enter their kayak after a capsize. A good rescue is efficient, with no injuries or damaged equipment. 

Heel Hook  Preparation Emptying Out  Key Points  Variations  Practice

About the 'Heel Hook'

In the ‘heel hook’ re-entry, the person being rescued hooks their heel or toe under the cockpit coaming to re-enter their kayak. The heel hook rescue is used often in the Club.

The following sections demonstrate this rescue.


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