Kayak Instructors Driving Across Canada Help Accident Victim on Side of Road

Thursday, 29 March 2012
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Here is a pretty cool story. Paddle Canada kayak instructors, Dympna, James and Markian from the Ontario paddling school, Learn to Kayak came across a truck roll-over while driving across Canada on their way to some sea kayak guide training in British Columbia.

Luckily they just took their Wilderness First Aid recert a couple weekends before.

From the Paddle Canada Blog:

Having just recertified their Wilderness First Responder with WMA, they jumped into action providing hands on stable c-spine control. They also protected driver from -4c elements, with a therma-rest and sleeping bags, while they waited for ambulance to arrive.

Photo Credit: Learn to Kayak

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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