life buoy


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life buoy

any of various kinds of buoyant device for keeping people afloat in an emergency
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AROUND 150 life buoys were stolen in Galway by vandals last year, putting swimmers' lives at risk.
"The victims who were floating in the waters for six days kept holding on to their life buoy," Tidula said Monday afternoon.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman confirmed the force received reports of youths near the life buoys on Friday.
The first is raising awareness of human health, including the campaigns of Signal and Life Buoy. The second is based on providing jobs to young people through giving them motorcycles and goods to sell.
Desire to find refuge Both Palestinians spent a day and a half in the water, one wearing a lifejacket and the other holding on to a life buoy with other migrants, all of whom perished, including a young Egyptian boy who hoped to make money in Europe to pay for his father's heart operation, the organisation said.
Life Buoy Jaguars beat Michi Sports Academy-Ajman 54-41; DPS-Sharjah beat Red Events 38-2; Life Buoy Jaguars beat Red Events-Dubai 37-10
Staweczny's LifeGrip belt can be thrown more accurately and further than a traditional circular life buoy. It is designed to give the user a more secure grip and has handles to make pulling the victim out of the water easier.
Life buoy rings--61.1% of the distress marker lights are not being attached with 4ft of 1/4" buoyant poly line.
You should have seen all of the junk removed from the undergrowth - surreal to see a suntan bed, fire extinguisher and life buoy hauled out in quick succession.
And, at the end of the lake furthest away from Washwood Heath Road, the surface is covered in a layer of whole slices of bread - with several footballs, plastic bags and a fence post and life buoy thrown in for good measure.
A search button may be disguised as a sign-post or a dog or a magnifying glass; a help button as a question mark or a life buoy, and so on.
IN what looks like a hot race for the Silver Doctor Novices' Hurdle at Ascot, Celtic Cone (B R Davies) scores easily first time out from Indianapolis (D Mould) and treble-seeking favourite Life Buoy (B W Davies) who is in soapy bubble a long way out.