PERSON IN WATER (PW)/FLOATING OBJECT RETRIEVAL (Contd)
THROW RECOVERY METHOD
In fast moving currents, do not position boat directly
downstream in front of overboard person. Overboard
personnel may be swept under boat. Failure to comply may
result in injury or death to personnel.
Approach overboard person at slow speeds. Failure to
comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
Do not throw ring buoy (life ring) directly at overboard
person. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to
This method should be used if overboard person is able to
aid in their recovery.
Shout, "man overboard" and, if available, designate a crewmember to spot the
person's position in the water. The spotter should not take his eyes off the
Boat operator should take directions from the spotter, maneuver, and hold boat
Crewmember may use extendable boat hook to pull overboard person along side
Once person is along side boat, using a two-man lift, grasp person and PFD to
raise and secure person aboard boat.
If needed, perform first aid (FM 4-25.11) and seek medical attention as soon as