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Safety on the water

Rafting safety rules

1. Learn about the trip route, difficult sections of the river, as well as the rules and

instructions given by the rafting organizer.

2. Always wear a life jacket.

3. Get in and out of the canoe positioned with the bow upstream.

4. Always land ashore against the current.

5. When on the lake, position the canoe with the bow perpendicular to the wave.

6. Do not get up when in the canoe.

7. Do not rock the canoe.

8. After capsizing in deep water, tow the canoe to the shore without turning it over.

9. Always hold the paddle (especially after capsizing).

10. Watch the water surface in front of the canoe, and pay attention to whirls, wrinkles

and waves.

11. Stop in front of an obstacle, get out of your canoe and guide it safely.

12. Overcome damming structures and weirs by carrying the canoe along the riverside.

13. Never drink alcohol while canoeing!

14. Drink water, remember sweet snacks – they keep you going when tired.

15. Watch the weather closely, check the forecast before you go rafting.

16. Make sure you have the right outerwear for the weather.

17. Protect belongings in the canoe from water.

18. Carry a waterproof first aid kit with basic dressings.



Emergency telephone number 112 or 999

Emergency telephone number for water ambulance (WOPR) 601 100 100

RESCUE phone application


Emergency telephone number 112 or 101

Emergency telephone number (032) 275 82 13


This online multimedia guide was created with the financial support of the European Union under the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. The information contained herein is the sole responsibility of the Podkarpackie Regional Tourism Board. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Union MA or the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020.