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.