LIFE PRESERVER FITS NECK (Jul, 1936)

I’m sure that a panicked drowning person is going to be A-OK with someone tying a big life preserver around their neck. I know that when I’m afraid of suffocating the first thing I want to do is constrict my airflow.

LIFE PRESERVER FITS NECK
A LIFE PRESERVER of new design, carried on the back of a life guard, aids in rough-water rescues. When tied around the neck of a swimmer in distress, it buoys him up while being towed, or keeps him afloat until additional aid arrives. The device is effective in saving a bather who handicaps his rescuer by struggling. The illustrations show the preserver in use, and the manner in which it is conveniently worn by a beach guard while on duty.

2 comments
  1. Skip F says: January 30, 20119:32 am

    A lot of people broke their necks when jumping over-board while wearing their ‘life-preserver’…

  2. Firebrand38 says: January 30, 201110:59 am

    I’m sure that you aren’t talking about this one since its applied by a life guard and not put on before “jumping overboard”.

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