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Thanks for sharing. Here are some quick thoughts:
– We need to stick with the point positive convention for consistency.
– It didn’t look like that swimmer was caught on a strainer – were they actually caught on a tree?
– If I was in that situation I would and the swimmer was caught on a dangerous strainer I would have blow three whistles and then eddied out on the right side as soon as there was a responsible place to eddy out and walk up to assist. My priority would have been the safety of my self and the people in my boat first.
These are the dangers of hight water boating. A good safety talk that includes information about the additional risk of high water and to avoid strainers when swimming is important.