|Title||Nearshore Search Procedures|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Conference Name||International Medical-Rescue Conference|
|Publisher||International Life Saving Federation|
|Conference Location||San Diego, California, USA|
A survey of emergency training agencies across the U.S. demonstrates the obscurity of formal education in the subject of nearshore search procedures. Although individual experts are available to teach this subject, a meaningful course curriculum is hard to come by. Why? Probably because most searches take place in inland waters such as lakes and rivers. Its also probable that the physical requirements of these types of searches are so great that the client base for such training is low relative to calm water searches. With this in mind the following information is a result of many years of experimentation and sharing of information with other agencies. They are proven methods.