Who is in charge?
So just who is in charge of River Safety?
Well, the boatman is in charge of the boat, behaviors on the boat, and rescues from the boat. In a coordinated rescue, the Trip Leader or River Rescue Leader is in charge. Some trips identify the River Rescue Leader at Lee’s Ferry. Some trips don't think this is needed, due to the level of experience on their trip. The River Rescue Leader should be carrying the major rescue gear. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own rescue. You also play a key role in the safe travel of your trip through the Canyon.
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