Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the Fiscal Year Ending ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1891

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Page 372 - ... prevents the tongue from falling back and choking the entrance to the windpipe), and keep it projecting a little beyond the lips.
Page 355 - ... beach apparatus for the rescue by the breeches buoy or the life car. A shot with a small line attached will be fired across your vessel. Get hold of the line as soon as possible and haul on board until you get a tailblock with a whip or endless line rove through it.
Page 371 - RULE I. Arouse the Patient. — Do not move the patient unless in danger of freezing; instantly expose the face to the air, toward the wind if there be any; wipe dry the mouth and nostrils; rip the clothing so as to expose the chest and waist; give two or three quick, smarting slaps on the chest with the open hand.
Page 357 - ... as it will hold (four to six), and secure the hatch on the outside by the hatch bar and hook, signal as before, and the buoy or car will be hauled ashore. This will be repeated until all are landed. On the last trip of the life car, the hatch must be secured by the inside hatch bar.
Page 357 - RECAPITULATION. Remain by the wreck until assistance arrives from the shore, unless your vessel shows signs of immediately breaking up. If not discovered immediately by the patrol, burn rockets, flare-up or other lights, or, if the weather be foggy, fire guns.
Page 357 - ... the lifts of the buoy. Children, when brought ashore by the buoy, should be in the arms of older persons or securely lashed to the buoy. Women and children should be landed first.
Page 372 - III ; and for awhile after the appearance of returning life, carefully aid the first short gasps until deepened into full breaths. Continue the drying and rubbing, which should have been unceasingly practiced from the beginning by assistants, taking care not to interfere with the means employed to produce breathing.
Page 356 - Take particular care that there are no turns of the whip line round the hawser. To prevent this take the end of the hawser up between the parts of the whip before making it fast. When the hawser is made fast, the whip cast off from the hawser, and your signal seen by the life-saving crew, they will haul the hawser taut and by means of the whip will haul off to your vessel a breeches buoy suspended from a traveler block, or a life car, from rings running on tne hawser.
Page 373 - Thus the limbs of the patient should be rubbed, always in an upward direction toward the body, with firm-grasping pressure and energy, using the bare hands, dry flannels, or handkerchiefs, and continuing the friction under the blankets, or over the dry clothing. The warmth of the body can also be promoted by the application of hot flannels to the stomach and armpits, bottles or bladders of hot water, heated bricks, etc., to the limbs and soles of the feet.
Page 357 - Circumstances may arise, owing to the strength of the current or set, or the danger of the wreck breaking up immediately, when it would be impossible to send off the hawser. In such a case a breeches buoy or life car will be hauled off...

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