PERSON IN WATER (PW)/FLOATING OBJECT RETRIEVAL (Contd)
JUMP 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 directly at overboard person. Failure
to comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
This method should be used if overboard person is unable to
aid in their recovery.
1. 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
2. Boat operator should take directions from the spotter, maneuver, and hold boat
Do not enter dangerous water. Failure to comply may result
in injury or death to personnel.
Crewmember jumps overboard with ring buoy to aid in the recovery of
Crewmember positions ring buoy around overboard person, then boat crew pull
overboard person along side boat.
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