The Rescue Step isn't just a cool piece of gear - it's life-saving. A simple step that attaches to the outside of the back of small boats, the kind normally used for fishing, The Rescue Step provides a means for you to get out of the water and back into the safety of your vessel if you ever happen to fall overboard.
After falling overboard himself on a solo fishing trip, Edward Bronser, later the founder of The Rescue Step and a retired man who often took such solitary fishing trips, was stuck in the water.
Stranded 300 yards from shore in over 30 feet of frigid water, he didn't have much time. Scrambling at the sides of his fishing boat, he found that he couldn't pull himself back onboard. His strength waning, he further struggled to pull himself aboard by putting his feet on the blades of his boat's motor. Nothing worked. He wasn't able to pull himself back onto the boat. Luckily, another boat came by just as he had resigned himself to the fact that wasn't going to get back on his boat. Later a doctor told him that a few minutes more in the water would have meant the end