flotation device


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flotation device

[flōtā′shən]
Etymology: Fr, flotter, to float
a foam mattress with a gellike pad located in its center, designed to protect bony prominences and distribute pressure evenly against the skin's surface.
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Over at the Autzen Footbridge, none of the inner tubers, swimmers or landscape artists stacking river rocks in the middle of the Willamette were seen wearing personal flotation devices.
mandatory personal flotation device use by children ages 12 and under;
Besides the flotation device, SST further intends to design an impact mitigation system for both snowmobiles and jet skis.
Grant aid towards the provision of a Personal Flotation Device (hereafter referred to as a PFD~) fitted with an integrated 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (hereafter referred to as a PLB~) for all fishermen and those operating aquaculture workboats.
That was a mini version of the flotation device under your seat on an airplane, which one wagers that few people have ever associated with erotic lingerie.
Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while on the river.
I heard stories about my son wearing a flotation device but I saw no evidence of one.
Wearing a personal flotation device on the Willamette River, with its swift currents and changing conditions, is just common sense, Vitus said.
island while attached to a flotation device, dpa reported.
The seam on the flotation device can leak air and deflate, posing a risk of drowning.
Wearing a flotation device for a long period of time can accelerate dehydration.
Rescue team member was behind us with a hand on that flotation device," Michael Rolland, a one of the stranded hikers (http://www.