Swiftwater body recovery: evidence based considerations for practitioners (2014)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Published
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. University of Canterbury Institute for Risk, Resilience and Renewal
Effective body recovery operations from the swiftwater environment require more than just good technical skills. Understanding a wide range of influencing factors from decomposition, management of affected families, to evidential processes is important to ensure a professional response is provided for. This article provides a synopsis of a range of factors that swiftwater body recovery personnel should be cognisant of; and introduces new approaches to on-site management structures and practical recovery techniques. A range of primarily open source references are used to allow recovery personnel to further their understanding of the key points covered.
CitationGlassey, S., Bray, G. (2014) Swiftwater body recovery: evidence based considerations for practitioners. Woodcliff, NJ, USA: National Association for Search & Rescue (NASAR) Annual Conference 2014, 5-7 Jun 2014.
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Keywordsswift; water; body; recovery; flood
ANZSRC Fields of Research37 - Earth sciences::3709 - Physical geography and environmental geoscience::370903 - Natural hazards
05 - Environmental Sciences::0502 - Environmental Science and Management
11 - Medical and Health Sciences::1117 - Public Health and Health Services::111705 - Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
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