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Rescue at Skinners Falls...
whitewater girl

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September 5, 2011 - 8:55 pm
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a notable rescue at Skinners Falls (at high water) this weekend…

a group of boy scouts rock-hopping (WITH their pfd’s on – kudos for them)…one slipped into the river, had his foot instantly entraped and the current pushed his torso into an undercut…

…his buddies got to him, somehow got his head above water & did rescue breathing (needed by then) & got him breathing again. They couldn’t get him free by themselves, but got river patrol who did get him out…the kids let the adults know that the victim had sustained a lower back injury in this, so National Park Service brought in a backboard & a raft was used to get him off the river…

…"unofficial" word is it looked like the kid was going to be O.K…

Many, many kudos to those kids for keeping their heads and helping out their friend…and to their troop leaders for teaching them those skills…I can’t say enough good about this…

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November 28, 2011 - 9:49 pm
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I was on patrol at skinner’s that day and involved in the rescue. EVERYONE (NPS, NCSP, Scouts, Civilians) did an exceptional job and made the difference in the outcome. However Tom Wilkenson deserves special mention as he was on the rock, in the river, orchestrating the rescue. Two things I take away to improve on is: = 1) rescue swimming as I misjudged the distance upstream I needed to be to made it out to the rock while the current carried me downstream. Reflecting on my miss, and it’s potential ramifications, while running upstream along the river for a second attempt, sucked. 2) I will carry a aerosol powered air horn for signalling. Whistles work but an air horn is unmistakable.

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November 29, 2011 - 1:03 pm
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[quote author=whitewater girl]
Many, many kudos to those kids for keeping their heads and helping out their friend…and to their troop leaders for teaching them those skills…I can’t say enough good about this…

Well said! Congratulations to all on a very fortunate rescue.

John

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July 27, 2012 - 8:25 pm
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This successful outcome brought tears to my eyes. Kudos indeed!

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