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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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In addition to camping, hiking, climbing, cycling, running, and winter equipment, REI offers a selection of watercraft and equipment, including kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards; personal flotation devices; wet and dry suits; and safety equipment, as well as related water gear such as vehicle racks, storage, and waterproof cases and bags.
Worker satisfaction with personal flotation devices (PFDs) in the fishing industry: evaluations in actual use.
Not wearing an approved personal flotation device during water sports.
Night had fallen, the sky was overcast, and the civilian pilot had no personal flotation device. After a 30-minute radar and visual search by the VS-41 aircrew, the downed aircraft was located with the pilot standing on top of the fuselage, waving a small flashlight.
Paddleboarding on a sunny day might not look risky, but if wind pushes you far from shore or a wave sweeps you off, you'll be glad you have your personal flotation device, a leash connecting you to the board and clothing appropriate for the temperature of the water, as well as the air.
"We put a firefighter down on a triple-extension ladder, with the right protective equipment on - a personal flotation device - in to the lake."
The report said: "Closed-circuit television recording indicates that when Harvester sailed from Milford Haven neither Gareth nor Daniel was wearing a personal flotation device (PFD).
The Lifeshirt is an inflatable auxiliary personal flotation device in the form of a comfortable top.
Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (life jacket) for every person on board any vessel.
And, of course, always wear a personal flotation device and do not use drugs or alcohol before operating a personal watercraft.
All Belize kayak rentals, which Island Expeditions has been offering for 25 years, include a kayak, spray-skirt, paddle, bailer, sponge and individual PFD (personal flotation device).
Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD) any time you're in your boat; don't just carry it.

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