Swiftwater Rescue

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Water Rescue covers several fields:

  • Swiftwater
  • Lake
  • Surf &offshore Rescue
  • Ice Rescue
  • Underwater Rescue

 

Most common in Mohave County is Swiftwater Rescue due to flash flooding.

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The force of moving water is relentless
A 6 mph current pushes on a person’s body with the force of 134 pounds
A 12 mph current pushes on a person’s body with the force of 538 pounds
Safety gear and certain other equipment can do more harm than good in swiftwater rescue