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How do I perform the ankle drag when moving an injured or ill person?

  1. Cross the person’s arms on his or her chest. 
  2. Grasp the person’s ankles, and move backward. 
  3. Pull the person in a straight line, being careful not to bump the person’s head.


American Red Cross, use leg, victim on back, lift legs, pull victim, away to safety

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