Under no circumstances jump in the water to try to retrieve them there are too many risks associated with entering the cold water.
Keep in mind that the victim may not be able to help you get them out of the water.
If you have a member of your crew go overboard make sure to immediately throw anything that will float into the water, the throw ring, a PFD, a cooler, or whatever you can get your hands on .And, finally, hypothermia (exposure) sets in, and without rescue and proper first aid treatment, unconsciousness and death.“As with most critical situations, like cold water immersion, it is very important not to panic.Cut all your fishing lines, unfortunately people have been known to try to bring their tackle in.Maneuver the boat in a safe approach to the victim, be careful with your props, and get them out of the water, depending on the time they have been in the water they may not be able to hold a line so be prepared to grapple them in some way; use a boat hook, tie a loop in a rope and lasso them, or grab them however you can.
Single party gescher
I know it sounds goofy, but sit and practice doing it.Make a dry run, make a few dry runs, you don't need to make the call but sit at the helm with the mic in your hand - radio off - reading any instruments you have to give locations.How many of us equate this spring fever to fishing the Bering Sea? While we may not get 50 foot rogue waves I contend the most “deadly” part of the Deadliest Catch is water temperature, they are most worried about going into the water and so should we be.According to the United States Search and Rescue Task Force (USSARTF), “many of the fatal boating accidents occur in the ‘out-of-season’ months when the water is cold.” What should we expect if we or someone we know ends up in the cold water?