Rescuer Walks to Victim With New Life-Saving Device (Mar, 1932)
Rescuer Walks to Victim With New Life-Saving Device
REDUCING danger and increasing speed of movement through the water arc the features of a new German life-saving device which permits the rescuer to walk to the drowning person.
Giving the wearer the aspect of a winged mercury, the device consists of a waterproof suit with a life belt around the middle, as illustrated in the accompanying photo.
On the feet are worn a pair of hinged fins which automatically lock when the foot is moved backward for propulsion and fold up when the foot moves forward for a new stroke. Arm paddles also aid propulsion.