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life jacket

an inflatable sleeveless jacket worn to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning
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life jacket

life jacket
An inflatable jacket more often yellow or orange in color and made of rubber or similar material. The jacket is worn by aircrews and passengers as an aid to survival in the event of ejection over the sea or ditching.
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The "Life Jackets for Children" video is also being distributed by America's Boating Channel through popular social media including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
While the original life jackets are sold with the price of 70 Turkish Lira.
The life jacket component includes the vest, an automatic inflator, a C02 canister and a manual override device.
With a 30-foot signal range, the Life Jacket pairs easily with--and remembers--up to eight devices, including any Bluetooth-enabled tablet or laptop, plus any other device with a built-in 3.5 mm port.
The 21-year-old, from Dalbeattie, in Dumfries and Galloway, said: "We will never know if wearing a life jacket would have saved Steven's life, but we do know that if he was wearing a life jacket they would have been much more likely to have found his body.
"We didn't manage to speak with 'Q' directly about the design, but our team put together a design based on our Newton Challenger life jacket, which is supplied to the leisure industry."
The Argyll and Bute MSP said: "You wouldn't get in a car without wearing a seatbelt – so why is it acceptable get in a boat without a life jacket?
Five divers in the sea managed to get ashore but two other adults and the girl aboard the dive boat had no life jackets. The RNLI towed the dive boat to Llaneilian.
The study found the rate of life jacket use among youth was nearly 99 percent for personal watercraft or water skis but only about 60 percent for all other boats.
Volunteer RNLI crews on the North East coast have become the first in England to receive state-of-the-art life jackets that are a far cry from the original jackets worn by Whitby lifeboatman Henry Freeman in this picture taken 132 years ago.
The night will raise funds to help equip the volunteer crew of Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station with new life jackets.
The postcard perfect day of sailing on Lake George suddenly turned horrific on Sunday when the 40ft Ethan Allen flipped over so quickly that none of the 47 passengers could put on a life jacket. Seven people were taken to hospital.