If you see someone in the water
- Call 999.
- Never jump in the water to rescue someone.
- Get the throwline.
- Hold the end of the line in one hand and the bag in your other hand.
- Throw the bag so that it lands beyond the casualty.
- Shout to the casualty to grab hold of the line, not the bag.
- Once they have a good grip, stabilise yourself and pull them to safety.
- Wait for assistance before trying to lift the casualty from the water