Accession Number : AD0783555
Title : Flotation for Stokes Litter.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN
Report Date : SEP 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : A flotation system for the Stokes litter, protective frame, and trolley block used in manila highline operations was designed and tested. The system is compatible with the flotation collar design used in other Coast Guard Stokes Litter applications. It floats the patient with the water level not higher than the suprastranal notch and with his head back. It returns to the upright position if overturned and does not require the patient to wear a personal flotation device. (Author)
Descriptors : *Stretchers, *Flotation, Marine safety equipment, Floating bodies, Buoyancy, Ballast, Naval equipment, Coast Guard research
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Escape, Rescue and Survival
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE