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personal flotation device

Abbreviation: PFD
A life vest to prevent drowning and near drowning. People engaged in water sports, such as boating or water skiing, or rescuers working on or near the water should wear PFDs at all times. The U.S. Coast Guard sets standards and establishes specifications for the manufacture and use of PFDs. Personal flotation devices may be used to provide added buoyancy for the patient during aquatic therapy.
See also: device
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A survey of 100 fishermen by Seafish found more than half agreed their job is dangerous, but only a quarter regularly wear a life jacket at sea.
The LochWatch campaign for compulsory life jackets have also highlighted the tragedy.
While youth boaters are increasingly wearing life jackets, adults are not doing as well.
Life jackets are essential for volunteers and the new design will make a difference to our safety and our comfort."
Both victims were exhausted and, according to a Coast Guard spokeswoman, probably wouldn't have survived "had they not had life jackets on.
"It uses a double-edged key, allowing quick entry, regardless of how the key is inserted, so you can open the Life Jacket very easily to grab the gun." Teichelman said.
Coastguards say they cannot believe that boat owners are still shunning life jackets.
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The life jacket loaner program has generated nearly 240 articles, reaching 4.7 million people since June 1999; some of the articles relate to how donated life jackets may have even helped save lives, Member contributions to the foundation help pay for the jackets, each of which costs $8 to $9.
The number of boaters who die in boating accidents due to lack of a life jacket is still four out of five.
Wear Your Life Jacket." With summer almost here, this is a timely reminder for camps across the country, but there are other safety and risk management issues involving boating.
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