life vest


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Wearing life vests and hard hats, the workers negotiated an obstacle course of metal pipes and crates and the lines that connected them. Darryl Fears, Washington Post, "A ‘volcano’ at the bottom of the gulf," 1 July 2019 The police had sent him a picture of the bloated body in a coffin, wearing a life vest. Matthew Wolfe, Harper's magazine, "Without a Trace," 10 Feb. 2019 Then Juden weighed in about the life vests on the boat. Laura Bauer, kansascity, "Brandon Ellingson’s father makes emotional plea to bar ex-trooper from working as cop," 27 June 2018 When US Airways Flight 1549 splashed down on the Hudson River in 2009, few passengers thought to grab life vests. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Dangerous Decision Air Passengers Keep Making," 1 Aug. 2018 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

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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