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How do I use the clothes drag for moving an injured or ill person?

  1. This move helps keep the person’s head, neck and back stabilized.  
  2. Grasp the person’s clothing behind the neck, gathering enough to secure a firm grip. 
  3. Using the clothing, pull the person head-first to safety. 
  4. During this move, the person’s head is cradled by clothing and the responder’s arms. 
  5. This move is exhausting and may cause back strain for the responder, even when done properly.
American Red Cross, use clothes, on back, support head and neck, pull to safety

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