life vest


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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 Othman was not wearing a life vest, according to police. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Dearborn man drowns in Silver Lake in west Michigan," 2 July 2018 Image Twice on Sunday, audience members in life vests gathered at the dock in Starlight Park to board three-person canoes for a one-hour tour. Brian Seibert, New York Times, "Review: A Boat Ride in the Bronx With Ancestral Spirits," 25 June 2018 And public safety officials in Central Texas dropped life vests to a mother and her 15-year-old daughter, who got caught in a rising river. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "A Single Drone Helped Mexican Police Drop Crime 10 Percent," 11 June 2018

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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