your paddlesports destination

Kayak Rescues Fisherman from Burning Boat


"A fisherman was trapped on a burning crabbing boat. He wasn't wearing a life jacket. He was in freezing water and he couldn't swim from cramping muscles and pure exhaustion. Miraculously, a lady paddled her kayak out to the boat engulfed in flames. The fisherman laid on the back and kicked his feet to get them to safety. It would have been a grim day for him if the Kayak Angel wasn't there!"


Remember to always have a lifejacket when going out on the water, and to always be prepared for immersion. This video was shot in Washington in the middle of winter with the water in near freezing temps. It doesn't matter if you are kayaking or canoeing or boating, your safety should always come first!

Related Articles & Resources

Stretching for Paddling Longevity

If you're like me you've heard that stretching is good for you. That it reduces stiffness and helps to preven…

Tags: Kayak, stretches, exercises, Health

3 Techniques All Kayakers Should Know

One of the great things about kayaking is that on the very simple level you can just slip on a life jacket, gr…

Tags: Video, Kayak, Strokes

Hamstring Stretches for Paddlers

Many kayakers believe that forward folding to stretch the hamstrings is a good way to protect their low backs …

Tags: exercises, kayaking, Health