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where rescue may be slow in coming. These devices are designed
to turn most unconscious wearers in the water to a face-up position.
There are two sizes: adult-which provides a minimum of 22 pounds
of buoyancy, and the child-which provides a minimum of 11 pounds.
A Type II Life Jacket, or Near-Shore
Buoyant Vest, is intended for calm, inland
water or where there is a good chance of
quick rescue. This device will turn some
unconscious wearers face up in the water.
The turning action is not as pronounced nor
as effective as the type I device. The adult
vest provides a minimum of 15.5 pounds of
Type II Life Jacket
buoyancy, a medium child size provides 11
pounds. Infant and small child size provide
a minimum of 7 pounds of buoyancy.
A Type III Life Jacket, or Flotation Aid is
good for calm, inland water, or where there
is a good chance of quick rescue. It is designed for special recreational activities such
as water skiing so that the wearer can place
oneself in a face up position in the water. The Type III Life Jacket
type III has the same minimum buoyancy as a
type II device. Float coats, fishing vests, and
vests designed with special features suitable
for various sports activities are examples of
this type of life jacket.
A Type IV Life Jacket, or Throwable
Flotation Aid is designed to be thrown to a
Throwable
person in the water and grasped and held
Floatation Aid
until rescued. These
devices are not intended to be worn. Examples
of types IVs include buoyancy cushions, life
rings and horseshoe buoys.
A Type V Life Jacket contains a small
amount of inherent buoyancy and an inflatable
chamber. Performance can be equal to a type
Type V Life Jacket I, II, or III life jacket (as noted on the label)
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