swiftwater rescue

/swɪftwɔtə ˈrɛskju/ (say swiftwawtuh 'reskyooh)

a rescue effected in swiftly moving water in which the rescuer aims to use or deflect the power of the water.
Also, whitewater rescue.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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