Cave Rescue with NC MSAR

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  1. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Our team had an absolute blast training this weekend with North Carolina MSAR. An awesome team doing doing a lot of good work in the mountains of North Carolina. It was a true honor and pleasure hosting them in Alabama for a little cave rescue fun.

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    I thought I was standing right beside Mike. Why do I look like the Jolly Giant that got Photoshopped in?

    #caveperspective #imfrigginhuge

    Great weekend with some excellent folks. I learned some new techniques, and it's always great to be around people who are passionate about ropes work and service. Plus they have style.

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    Whats the crowd surfing in the litter picture all about?
     
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    "Line Pass" confined-space patient movement where there's narrow passage. In a cave, you'd use it if you couldn't easily drag the sked or basket using a tag line. If the floor is uneven to the point that a drag won't work, litter attendants might have to lie in the passage and pass the patient over them.
     
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    Ah that makes sense now.
     
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    I didn't take many photos, but here's a quick video of Jeff Randall imitating a coxswain.

     
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    Also, let's say you have a confined, low-ceiling passage, and there's shallow water in the passage. You cannot just drag the packaged patient through water. The only alternative might be for litter attendants to lie down and pass the patient over their bodies.
     
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    How do you reset the chain? What i mean is you would have to have the chamber full of folks to move the patient as im not sure you could have the beginning go to the end.
     
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    If passage is that tight and long, one or two of the attendants might have to belly crawl with the litter on his/her/their back(s). Attendant at front and rear stabilize the litter.
     
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    Thats awesome! That is also a suck fest for the attendant.
     
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    wow... Video proof of myself, Patrick and Jeff all working at the same time...
     
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    Some people don't believe in miracles, but I say they exist.
     
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    Yes, but at least we weren't screaming as bad as our victim. I've got to process that video and post it up here. What a performance!
     
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    Be sure to turn your volume all the way up

     
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    The pros from NC MSAR getting it done

     
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