So, this weekend, I was gleefully floating down the Ark
, only to come upon two boats floating downstream and two upset kayakers staring woefully from the riverbank.
In an effort to be a nice guy, and with limited experience and common sense under my belt, I raced down river, grabbed the boats and started trying to ferry them to the bank. Needless to say, I ended up rolling, swimming, loosing my paddle, but successfully rescued the two boats I was chasing and my boat.
So, if you see a boat without a kayaker, what is the best approach to rescue it? (Assuming you are certian that the kayaker is just fine)
1) Pass the lost boat, hop out of your boat, throw it on shore and dive into the river to grab the lost boat.
2) Tie a line to the lost boat, paddle to shore and secure the line to a tree or something stationary.
3) Continue paddling as if you saw nothing.
Please fill me in!