Lührs Rescue: ATV helps lifeguards
The rescue workers on the island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea appreciate the support of a Kawasaki that leaves conventional rescue vehicles behind in the sand on bathing beaches
The emergency services have already had to move out to three swimming accidents this season in Usedom. ATVs are very useful vehicles for rescue operations on the beach, because they can easily move forward even on soft sand.
The rescue quad of the DRK Wasserwacht Ostvorpommern is equipped with a patient trailer to get the patient away from the beach faster in an emergency. In addition, it has all the equipment on board that a lifeguard needs in an emergency; Life buoy, first aid kit and attached blue lights. The vehicle is a Kawasaki KVF 750 4×4 from Lührs Rescue in Münster. The ATV has a powerful 750cc twin cylinder with a digital ignition DC-CDI electric starter. The transmission consists of a CVT belt converter with reverse gear. In addition, the Kawasaki is equipped with switchable all-wheel drive and cardan shaft.
During the three missions last week, the rescue quad was always the first vehicle at the scene of the accident, because on the fine sand and through the crowds of onlookers there was initially no way for a larger vehicle to get through. Only the second ambulance was a Chrysler SUV. Using the rescue quad from Zinnowitz and the equipment carried on it, a 44-year-old woman who had already been pulled lifeless out of the water could be rescued through resuscitation.
Contact: Lührs Rescue
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