Used Nationwide by the U.S. Coast Guard, this purpose built sled, extended from a safer distance to a victim that can assist in own rescue. Used properly, a rescuer stops a sled length away, dismounts, and extends the empty sled for the victim’s self rescue attempt. With forearm through orange-colored sling, patient is gently hauled aboard by shore-based line tender(s). If semi/unconscious, patient is placed in buoyant sling, connected to sled’s 4:1 ratio haul system and gently pulled aboard. Sled provides shielding to both patient and rescuer.
- 6’4 (76″) length x 27″ width x 7″ height
- Approximate Weight: 35 lbs.
- Approximate Buoyancy: 240 lbs.