It has been a long time since I have been on this forum. I live in the lower 48 but have been rafting, kayaking and canoeing for a very long time and have a yearning to run Alaskan rivers. But that is not why I am writing now.
This group has been so helpful in the past, with so much information, I am hoping for some help now. I have a friend in Fairbanks who is a beginning canoeist, he and his girlfriend were on the Chena River alone in their canoe when they swamped it. They had a long swim but did self rescue, however the canoe slid under a log jam. He was able to get to it to retrieve the dry bag with his car keys but the canoe would not budge.
I am wondering if there is a group with rescue experience who might want some practice so a couple of school teachers do not lose their canoe. Can anyone give me any suggestions so I can pass them on?