Watch a Jet Board Rider Rescue a Flipped Catamaran + Video

A PWC-powered jet board makes an interesting and effective rescue vehicle

When we think of a water-powered jet board, a rescue vehicle is certainly not the first thing that comes to mind. That may change after watching one jet boarder flip over a downed catamaran by himself.

For those unfamiliar, a jet board is basically a jet pack for the water and gets its power from a personal watercraft, which it is attached to via a long hose. It looks incredibly fun, but we’d never have believed it to be a capable rescue craft until seeing the video below.

Do you think the  Coast Guard should invest in a fleet of PWC-powered jet boards?