Rancocas Pathways Inc. Offical Applicant of the RCNWT nomination
Rancocas Pathways, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated 2 enhanced multi-use public access; promoting the nomination of a Rancocas Ceek National Water Trail through fun, exemplary recreation, stewardship, helathy exercise, conservation and education.
Caution about the confluence of water, fun (splashing about w/ a kayak) and kids. Preventing, awareness are pillars of education in the pre-event phases of injury control.
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______________________ Heat Stroke Case Study
yesterday late July evening around 545 PM went out yakin down the n branch.
within 1/2 mile of starting was struck by a heat illness/exhaustion.
thought i was prepared. not. at around 730 pm finally got back into me
truck and drove home. case illustrates that even when doing the right
thing when paddling injury can strike.
Awareness is crux. having a paddle partner, never paddle alone was
driven home yesterday. my paddling bud' was a steady
influence and helped mitigate the issue. resting on the flood channel
bank, covering self w/ water, crawling into the creek, floating
downstream to a landing at Monroe Park and then recovering before being
driven back to the launch. Was tentative for a few moments.
life jacket allowed me to float w/ head out of water downstream using
the kayak as a floation tool to escape to the park. One would think
swimming in the creek would cool one off. For sure but by the time I was able to swim the creek (float) the issue of heat exhaustion was
turning the clock towards a very dangerous situation. Paddle partner
helped gain the creek bank at the park. analysis.
acclimization and fluids/food before paddling enhanced the s/s of heat
illness when paddling. leaving late in the day was fine but it lulled
one into a false sense of safety. wearing life jacket, depending on
paddle partner to help out and allow self rescue was key. wide brimmed
hat was of get help to keep sun out of face.
Always paddle w/ a friend. Always make sure of what you are
doing is done in a safe matter and fashion.
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