Don't Stand Up in Moving Water

Feet up
Often the first thing we try to do when we capsize on a river is to try to stand up. Putting your feet down can jam them between boulders or into wood debris, trapping them while the water wants to push you under. This happens sometimes, even to seasoned paddlers and you'll never forget if someone tells you a story about their "foot entrapment" experience. Keep your feet near the surface!


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