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life belt

a ring filled with buoyant material or air, used to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning
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Life belts have returned to the River Wey towpath inGuildfordafter SurreyLivereported the claim lives had been 'put at risk'by a decision not to replace them.
"It haunts me that if there had been a life belt on that bridge, somewhere where his friends could have reached it, then maybe Joby might be alive today.
When he tried to get on the boat, the crewman pointed a pistol at him and told him that if he wanted to get on the boat he would have to give his life belt to one of the women passengers and then take up a position at an oar.
As the war's tempo heated up and we were in more and more action, I decided to check out my life belt and put it in order.
For example, Coder Hugh Merryweather of Edmonton was mentioned in despatches as follows, "This rating lost his own life by sacrificing his life belt to another rating when HMCS Louisburg was sinking.
He said: "It was like somebody throwing me a life belt when I'm drowning.
He got up and, like me, put on his life belt and then his coat.
He stripped off his uniform and swam out carrying a life belt with him.
The Chisos district is subdivided into three units--the Desert Plains, Foothills, and Encinal life belts. The author defined each life belt by its characteristic climate and general land morphology.
One of the vandalised life belt posts along the River Wey in Guildford, which are to be removed as nobody will take responsibility for replacing the life belts
I had the life belt and there was a man on a boat who we asked to help us.
"There were two other lads there so one of them rang emergency services and I grabbed a life belt and rope from the club and ran across."