Throwable Lift and Rescue Device is designed to
help first responders in situations involving a victim in the water. The
device consists of an auto-inflating underarm sling (35 lbs buoyancy)
with 100’ of floating line in a wearable valise that is designed to allow
the user to maintain connection with the victim at all times during the
The device includes stainless steel lifting rings paired with tubular
webbing that can easily support one or two victims in the event where
hoisting is necessary. The floating line is visible in the water and the
cylindrical shape of the uninflated unit allows it to be thrown far
distances to reach the victim.
The unit can be rearmed and repacked by the user.
When needed, sling the valise over your head and across your chest,
with the device resting on your hip, opposite the side of your throwing
arm, and with the black end cap facing forward. Unbuckle the end cap,
open the cap, grab the webbing handle with your throwing hand and
pull the device from its valise. Using a strong underhand toss, throw
the device near the victim. The rope will pay out of the line bag. Upon
contact with water, the auto-inflator will activate, releasing CO
from the attached cylinder, and inflate the
. After the victim
secures the device around their body and underneath their arms, pull
in the retrieval line with both hands. The recovered person can be
removed from the water by hoist or winch, if desired, using the
stainless steel rings attached to the device’s lifting straps.