Figure 5-29. - Removing the pull tabs.
Figure 5-30. - Hoisting the survivor's sling.
NOTE: Do not, under any circumstances, at tempt to assist with your entry into the helicopter.
When the rescue strop (horse collar) is used during swimmer-assisted rescues, the rescue swimmer uses the following procedure to attach the survivor to the hoist cable:
1. From the survivor's front, passes the free end of the rescue strop under one arm, around the back, and under the other arm.
2. Reconnects the V-ring to the rescue hook.
3. Pulls both retainer straps free and connects the quick ejector of one strap to the V-ring of the other strap and pulls them tight.
If the survivor is wearing the Imperial dry suit, the retainer straps cannot be connected because of the bulky configuration of the dry suit and SV-2A survival vest with LPA.
4. Has the survivor fold his arms across the chest.
5. Signals the aircraft "ready for hoist."
6. The rescue swimmer and the survivor are hoisted up to the helicopter. After reaching the helicopter, the rescue swimmer assists the survivor into the helicopter.
The forest penetrator, shown in figure 5-31, is used to assist rescue personnel in both land and
Figure 5-31. - Forest penetrator shown with flotation collar, seats, and safety straps extended.Continue Reading