For those of you who haven’t heard, the Wausau kayaking family thought we lost Rick Rassier at the whitewater park the past weekend. What I can only call a miracle and lifesaving effort of fellow kayakers, brought him back to life after nearly 30 minutes of CPR and he will join us on the river again next weekend. Please read mike’s recount of the experience each of us had that day.

Mike is hosting free cpr classes across the state in an effort to help more of us be prepared to respond in a similar situation. Thank you to everyone who helped that day, for thoughts and prayers, for quick reaction, administering cpr, helping emergency response gain access to the far shore of the river, being ready to help however your support could be needed….it is because of everyone that Rick is home and fully recovered.