life vest


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Surveillance footage caught Toth knocking over the toilet, throwing life vests into the water and damaging a Wi-Fi bridge at a Painesville park in June, according to the News-Herald. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Ohio judge orders teen who pushed over portable toilet to clean up animal waste," 31 July 2018 Orange life vests hung intact from the top of the boat. Joe Barrett, WSJ, "Coast Guard Raises Duck Boat in Fatal Missouri Accident," 23 July 2018 On the banks of the Willamette River, eNRG Kayaking outfitted me and a group of about five others with a kayak, a paddle, a life vest and a guide, Sam Drevo, a former member of the U.S. Canoe and Kayak team. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "A Traveler’s Guide to Oregon City, aka ‘Portland Without the Weird’," 27 Sep. 2018 At one point, a Wayne Township Fire Department drone flew over the water to deliver a life vest to the swimming suspect. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Drone delivers life vest to theft suspect who jumped into Indianapolis pond," 31 May 2018 Jonathon was not wearing a life vest, Vanover said. Lyndsay Winkley,, "Local teen dies in suspected drowning at Lake Mohave," 11 July 2018 Her sister, Chen Wei, a businesswoman from China’s Chongqing province, said the disaster was caused by human error and could have been avoided, noting that passengers in the video were not wearing life vests. Washington Post, "Family in China say relatives sent Thai boat’s last moments," 8 July 2018 Chen Wei, a businesswoman from Chongqing province, said videos and messages sent by her sister Chen De Qiong to the family's WeChat group just before the boat capsized on Thursday showed strong waves and passengers not wearing life vests. Fox News, "Family of Thailand boat disaster victims seeks 'justice'," 7 July 2018 Some in the nearby boat jumped in the water carrying life vests and waded toward the burning vessel as black smoke rose into the sky. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "One U.S. tourist dead and others severely injured after Bahamas tour boat exploded," 3 July 2018

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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