The support carry (figure 2-7) can only be used with a casualty who is
conscious and can walk or at least hop on one leg. If the casualty can stand with
assistance, you may use the alternate method. Otherwise, use the regular method
(paragraph a). Tell the casualty what you are going to do so that he can work with
Figure 2-7. Support carry.
a. Regular Method.
(1) Raise the casualty to a standing position using the procedures given in
(2) Grasp the casualty's wrist on his injured side with one hand while
continuing to support the casualty with your other arm.
(3) Lift the casualty's arm and move to his side so you are facing the same
direction as the casualty. At the same time, draw his arm around your neck.
(4) Move forward, allowing the casualty to use you as a crutch when he
walks or hops. Adjust your walking motion to help the casualty maintain his balance.
If the casualty tires, allow him to rest or use another manual carry to transport him.