life ring

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: ring - a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant materiallife ring - a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
breeches buoy - a life buoy in the form of a ring with short breeches for support; used to transfer people from a ship
flotation device, life preserver, preserver - rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning
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Mr Slater said: "If we had a life ring inside business premises it improves the likelihood of the ring not being stolen, and these buildings are usually always manned.
A witness, who did not want to be named, said: "We threw the life ring in for him, but he couldn't get to it.
Among them was five-year-old Mohammed Ahmed Hassan who was at sea for more than 20 hours, kept afloat by a life ring.
Jim said: "There was only one life ring and we gave that to Gerry.
Gda Dennehy tried to find the struggling teen with a life ring as she was being swept away by the high ides.
A life ring has also been repainted and placed on one of the walls in tribute to one famous customer, Francis McKenna, who died this year.
A member of the public found a life ring from the Banff-registered vessel nearby.
He also got into trouble and some girls had to throw a life ring at him.
Then he pointed at me and the eldest one and gave me a life ring for us to use to swim ashore.
Brian Denman's quick-thinking after he fell into a river, kept him afloat long enough for two passers-by to throw him a life ring and raise the alarm.
He jumped in with a life ring round his waist, then managed to pull Shelley onto the slipway.
He threw the pensioner a life ring but the man was unable to grab it.