kneel on one knee at his or her head. Pass
your hands under the armpits; then slide
your hands down the sides and clasp them
across the back.
Raise the casualty to the kneeling position
as shown in figure 4-85B. Take a better
hold across the back.
Raise the casualty to a standing position
and place your right leg between the legs,
as shown in figure 4-85C. Grasp the right
wrist in your left hand and swing the arm
around the back of your neck and down
your left shoulder.
Stoop quickly and pull the casualty across
your shoulders and, at the same time, put
your right arm between the legs, as shown
in figure 4-85D.
Grasp the right wrist with your right hand
and straighten up, as shown in figure 4-85E.
Figure 4-86.Tied hands crawl.
TIED-HANDS CRAWL. The tied-hands
crawl, shown in figure 4-86, may be used to drag
an unconscious person for a short distance. It is
particularly useful when you must crawl
underneath a low structure, but it is the least
desirable because the victims head is not
To be carried by this method, the casualty
must be in the supine position. Cross the wrists
and tie them together. Kneel astride the casualty
and lift the arms over your head so that the wrists
are at the back of your neck. When you crawl for-
ward, raise your shoulders high enough so that
the casualtys head will not bump against the
BLANKET DRAG. The blanket drag,
shown in figure 4-87, can be used to move a per-
son who, due to the severity of the injury, should
not be lifted or carried by one person alone. Place
the casualty in the supine position on a blanket
and pull the blanket along the floor or deck.
Always pull the casualty head first, with the head
and shoulders slightly raised, so that the head will
not bump against the deck.
PACK-STRAP CARRY. With the pack-
strap carry, shown in figure 4-88, it is possible
to carry a heavy person for some distance. Use
the following procedure:
Place the casualty in a supine position.
Lie down on your side along the casualtys
uninjured or less injured side. Your shoul-
der should be next to the casualtys armpit.
Pull the casualtys far leg over your own,
holding it there if necessary.
Grasp the casualtys far arm at the wrist
and bring it over your upper shoulder as
Figure 4-87.Blanket drag.