South Whatcom Fire Authority water rescue orientation

I got the opportunity to photograph a river rescue orientation for Klipsun Magazine. The story will not be running in print, so I had to put some of my favorite frames from the session up. It seemed like it was a blast for these guys to learn in such a beautiful river.

John Leiberherr, of Whatcom Search and Rescue, talks about the two different sessions of the water rescue orientation for the South Whatcom Fire Authority on March 21, 2012 on the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington.

John Leiberherr, of Whatcom Search and Rescue, talks about the two different sessions of the water rescue orientation for the South Whatcom Fire Authority on March 21, 2012 on the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington.

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John Leiberherr, left, tells Brandon Heggen, of South Whatcom Fire Authority, gives advice on how to throw a life saving rope during a water rescue orientation put on by Whatcom Search and Rescue on March 21, 2012 on the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington.

John Leiberherr, left, tells Brandon Heggen, of South Whatcom Fire Authority, gives advice on how to throw a life saving rope during a water rescue orientation put on by Whatcom Search and Rescue on March 21, 2012 on the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington.

Brandon Heggen, of South Whatcom Fire Authority, practices swimming rescues during a water rescue orientation put on by Whatcom Search and Rescue on March 21, 2012 on the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington.

Brandon Heggen, of South Whatcom Fire Authority, practices swimming rescues during a water rescue orientation put on by Whatcom Search and Rescue on March 21, 2012 on the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington.

John Leiberherr pretends to be a frantic drowning victim to simulate real life rescue situations during a water rescue orientation put on by Whatcom Search and Rescue on March 21, 2012 on the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington.

John Leiberherr pretends to be a frantic drowning victim to simulate real life rescue situations during a water rescue orientation put on by Whatcom Search and Rescue on March 21, 2012 on the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington.

Whatcom Search and Rescue boat crews practice water rescues during an orientation with South Whatcom Fire Authority on March 21, 2012 on the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington.

Whatcom Search and Rescue boat crews practice water rescues during an orientation with South Whatcom Fire Authority on March 21, 2012 on the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington.

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