How to Make a Rescue Bag
At a recent "Boating Safety for Kids" class, Chris, Nicholas and Patrick made a rescue bag. You too, can build this simple, life-saving device. Here's how!!
If someone falls overboard, these boys know how to stay seated, blow their whistle and throw the bag and a seat cushion, a cooler top, or anything else that floats to the person in the water.
To throw the bag, they just hang onto the free end of the line and throw the bag with the rest of the rope inside it. If they miss, they pull the bag back in. Put the line back in the bag. Hang onto the end of the line and throw it again. They practiced this at class.
Remember that if you practice this in the boat, you don't have to put the line back in the bag. Just lay the line at your feet, fill the bag with some water to give it weight, hang onto the free end of the line, and throw the bag again.