This page addresses the Lifesling crew-overboard rescue system, and related topics.
Great video on how to use the LIfesling on a sail or powerboat to rescue someone who has fallen overboard.
Intro to the Lifesling by Chuck Hawley, former Chair of US Sailing Safety at Sea
Watch the Women of Seattle Sailing Club practice the use of the Lifesling hoist
Resource provided by US Sailing Safety at Sea
In Practical Sailor:
Press release on cause of crew overboard fatality from Team Scallywag.
First-person account of a rescuing a kayaker with a Lifesling
Some of these materials are a bit dated, but still useful reference on the Lifesling
Check out this great video on the realities of going overboard in cold water...
Video of real-life test (brave volunteers!) of need for cold water protection, HELP position, as well as flotation.