The Dive Rescue / Recovery Manikin is constructed using a reinforced, heavy-duty Nylon mesh for the carcass with non-absorbent closed cell foam for buoyancy. The mesh allows the water to flood out of the body as it is being recovered and also allows better ventilation when the manikin hung up to dry. Polypropylene strips running from the shoulder area to the knee joint allow flexibility in and out of the water, but do not allow the manikin to bend in half when using stretchers or recovery devices like the Jacobs Cradle. The addition of the facemask and wig gives a realistic look and feel and aids the identification of a human body in poor visibility.
The manikin has a dry weight of 110 lbs.(50Kg) out of the water and will sink quickly to the desired position; the closed cell foam adds to the buoyancy, giving a weight of 22 lbs (10Kg) in the water which is a realistic weight of a body in the water. They are supplied complete with Wellington boots and protective coveralls which greatly protect the manikin and are user-replaceable if damaged. One of the unique features of this manikin is that it is Sonar-Compatible. Unlike water filled molded plastic manikins, the Ruth Lee manikin has mass and is capable of being seen on sonar. Examine the sonar images and you will see our Dive Rescue / Recovery manikin laying on its side.
- Heavy-duty Nylon mesh
- Closed cell foam for buoyancy
- Rigid for use with Jacobs Cradle
- Wellington boots and protective coveralls