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How do I use a throwing assist to help a person in trouble in the water?

  • An effective way to rescue someone beyond your reach is to throw a floating object out to the person with a line attached. These include ring buoys, throw bags or any floating object available, such as a picnic jug, small cooler, buoyant cushion, kickboard or extra life jacket.
  • Once the person grasps the object, pull the person to safety.

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