life ring

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But at the second snorkeling spot, a helpful crew member offered to pull around a life ring for Zephyr to hold. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, "How to travel solo with your child (so you both actually enjoy it)," 6 Sep. 2019 Immediately after Mannar disappeared, people on scene threw a life ring into the water, and Crater Lake hospitality staff took a small boat out to the area to help search. oregonlive.com, "Crater Lake drowning victim identified as 27-year-old OSU student," 20 Aug. 2019 Donovan said a life ring was dropped into the water for the woman to hold onto. NBC News, "Video shows rescue of cruise-ship passenger in wheelchair who fell from dock into water," 17 Aug. 2019 Michael heaved a life ring to him and pulled him to the Alona Rahab. Earl Swift, Outside Online, "The Incredible True Story of the Henrietta C.," 20 June 2018 The crime was the theft of a $75 life ring from the new pier at Painesville Township Park, which is managed by Lake Metroparks. Justin Madden, cleveland.com, "Family files federal lawsuit in Cleveland Corner Alley police shooting," 10 Apr. 2018 Goolsby snatched a life ring from the deck of the runaway vessel and dove back into the water, hoping to save his friends. Brian Schutmaat, Smithsonian, "Racing the Storm: The Story of the Mobile Bay Sailing Disaster," 25 Apr. 2015

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First Known Use of life ring

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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