Figure 5-29.Removing the pull tabs.
Figure 5-30.Hoisting the survivors sling.
NOTE: Do not, under any circumstances,
a t t e m p t t o a s s i s t w i t h y o u r e n t r y i n t o t he
RESCUE STROP (Horse Collar)
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 survivors 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
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.