b. Alternate Method.
Position the casualty in a sitting position.
(2) Position yourself next to the casualty's injured side, facing in the same
direction as the casualty.
Squat at the casualty's side.
(4) Grasp the casualty's near wrist with the hand that is away from the
casualty and bring the casualty's arm around your neck.
Put your near (free) arm around the casualty's waist.
Stand up, helping the casualty to a standing position.
(7) Move forward, allowing the casualty to use you as a crutch when he
walks or hops.
The saddleback carry (figure 2-8) is sometimes called the piggyback carry. It is
used to move a casualty who can hold on to your neck for moderate to long distances.
The saddleback carry is performed in the following manner.
a. Raise the casualty to a standing position. The casualty may be able to rise
with assistance. If not, raise him to a standing position using the procedures given in
b. Grasp the casualty's wrist and lift his arm over his head while continuing to
support the casualty with your other arm.
c. Turn around so your back is to his and bring his arm over your shoulder.
Support the casualty's waist with other arm, if needed.
d. Have the casualty put his other arm around your neck; then have him grasp
one of his wrists with his other hand. This hold keeps him from falling backward while
e. Stoop and move your arms back and around the outside of the casualty's
f. Bring your hands around the back of his thighs; then bring them to the insides
of his thighs. Continue to move your hands until they reach your sides and you have
lifted the casualty's thighs.