When feet touch the water, activate the canopy releases in
order to release the parachute.
DO NOT try to activate the canopy releases before the
feet touch water. Height judgment is poor at night or
DO NOT try to retrieve the canopy after a water landing.
If a water landing is made in high wind conditions canopy
release should be as quick as possible to avoid being dragged along
If being dragged thru the water, apply the following
techniques, as applicable:
BACK DRAG - Spread your legs wide apart to stabilize your
body. Try and sit up or lean forward to keep your head out of the water
while releasing the canopy fittings.