Recovering person on board

Getting a person on board can be difficult: first you must judge whether or not the victim can help himself, if he can help himself and it is safe to do so, use a bathing ladder or platform; if the person cannot help himself, it will be necessary to use some kind of a lifting tackle.
Using a lifting sling and a tackle, attach the top of the tackle to the halyard and lift the person on board.
A dinghny provide another option for recovery.