Life Belt With Laced Hoops Rescues Ice Crash Victims (Aug, 1931)
Life Belt With Laced Hoops Rescues Ice Crash Victims
A LONG plank shoved across the hole in the ice has always been the favorite method of rescuing a skater who has broken through, but up-to-date skating rinks are now equipped with a special new life saving belt which can be tossed to a person who has crashed through.
This device, which was displayed at the International Patent Exhibition held recently in Chicago, consists chiefly of two wooden rings, laced together by means of rope, as shown in the photo at the left. Buoyancy is provided by a float resembling an inner tube held between these ropes. The ice crash victim inserts his body through the small ring as illustrated in the photo.