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Can you use an ice rescue suit for swiftwater rescue?
Our team recently received a great question that we wanted to address: “Can you use an ice rescue suit for swiftwater rescue?” Through our many years of experience as first responders and water rescue professionals, we concluded that we do NOT recommend wearing an ice rescue suit for swiftwater rescue. Ice rescue suits deserve a spot in your rescue gear collection, but not for the purpose of swiftwater rescue. We will discuss the many advantages and disadvantages of both ice rescue suits and rescue dry suits below.