Throw bag


Throw bag

A throw bag is a rescue device with a length of rope stuffed loosely into a bag so it can pay out through the top when the bag is thrown to a swimmer.

* In a "Clavey throwbag", the bottom of the bag as a grab loop for the swimmer to hold on to.
* The "BlueWater mesh throwbag" has a small mesh to let the rope dry quickly.

It is standard rescue equipment for kayaking and other outdoor river recreational activities.

See also Personal flotation device.

Unrelated, a "Hozer throwbag" is a training device for golf players.

External links

* [http://www.riversafe.org.nz/facts/throwbags.shtml Use of throw bags] - Riversafe.org.nz
* [http://canyonwiki.com/wiki/index.php/Throw_bags Instructions for making a throw bag] - CanyonWiki.com


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