The CrossLine Reach is a Rope Retriever/Line Capture Device.
Designed by Dr. Mike Croslin the reach will capture/snag lines it is dragged over enabling you to avoid getting in the water more often.
Examples of where it provides significant benefit are:
• To assist in establishing a rope system across a river or channel which is wider than a length of rope in standard throw bag.
• To change the direction of pull on an existing line (vector pull). Situations include lateral pull of a line to bring a rescuer, casualty or inflatable working platform out of the downstream current and into an eddy.
Crossline’s Reach is a technical rescue device/multi-tool used in Swiftwater Rescue for individual and team-based protection. Used by Fire, EMS, Search and Rescue, Whitewater and Recreational boaters and Trekkers for line crossing, remote anchoring, stream crossing, access, and egress in rescue operations. Considered PPE in the Professional Swiftwater Rescue Arena.
The Reach Rope Retriever is the world’s first line capture device that can securely grab ropes, lines, or cables at a distance. The Reach is an elegant mechanical device with one simple yet important job: to securely capture another line from afar. When the Line Capture Device is thrown across any line, rope, or cable, it will cross, clip, and capture that line as securely as a carabiner.
The Reach Protection System is really just a progressive enhancement of the primary rescue tool in swiftwater rescue…the throwline. Crossline have added the remote capture capabilities of a REACH device to a Throwbag that has a compact high performance escape/tag/throw-line that can be jettisoned with one hand quickly and accurately.
You can now safely access any discharged line remotely via line capture from a greatly expanded range of positions on the river…upstream, downstream, Right, Left or above.
Swiftwater rescue in foot entrapments, strainers, sieves, undercuts, re-circulations, rooms of doom, catcher mitt type eddies, long high water swims resulting flush drownings, can and should be impacted by this technology. Its faster, safer, requires fewer rescuers, and works extremely well in even severe gradient and flow conditions.
The CrossLine Reach Rescue Device has been extensively tested by extreme boaters, and rescue professionals alike and has earned high marks as revolutionary.
The Reach Rescue system is being taught within the ACA, Rescue3 International, Rescue Canada and the International Rescue Instructors Alliance. The curriculum of Swiftwater rescue is evolving to set standards for getting current with its capabilities and skillsets required to ensure its quick and safe applications.
The Reach is a simple, yet effective, tool that can save lives.
Weight: 318 grams
Material: 7075 Aircraft aluminium and Stainless steel clip springs for maximum strength and a lightweight assembly.