Put this plastic case on your stern rail, pull the handle when someone falls overboard, and a one-person liferaft (MOM-9) or horseshoe buoy (MOM-8A) with ballast, drogues, and a flag and light pole will fall into the water. The raft and buoy have built in slings for lifting an injured person aboard.
Twenty-point list of practices to be learned by all crew in case they go overboard, including how to be rescued with a Lifesling.
Every sailor should know the Quick-Stop. Developed by several of the world's sailing organizations together, the method is designed to keep your boat under control and close to the victim, unlike the old method of reaching away, then back on a reciprocal course. Practice it.
The Lifesling requires some practice to be used successfully in bad conditions. Here's what you should know - and rehearse.
Throwable, wearable sling with 22 pounds of flotation and 130 feet of floating line which can be used to pull a crew overboard to the boat and to hoist him aboard with a halyard. Plastimo has several similar COB products.