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The Personal Retriever. is the only tool successfully combining effective reach and sufficient buoyancy in a reliable non-injurious delivery system and is the first throw able rescue device taken seriously by maritime and rescue professionals.

Jim Segerstrom, Director, Special Rescue Services Group; Founder of the SRT program.

After nearly 30 years teaching swift water rescue and having seen earlier Frisbee devices, I was one of the skeptics regarding the Personal Retriever. However, after having used it in a wide variety of conditions ranging up to Class IV whitewater, I am a convert. It is user friendly; works well even in fast-moving water; and since victims in floods virtually NEVER have flotation, supplants the throw bag as the device of first choice in such situations. I would recommend a Personal Retriever on all first in fire apparatus and the trunks of all police cars.

Peter Isler, 2x America's Cup winning navigator, author and television commentator

Every man-overboard situation is a little bit different and poses a unique challenge to the crew of a boat. If you went overboard, you'd want the crew to be well trained and well equipped to affect a speedy recovery. The Personal Retriever is an innovative, inexpensive, easy to use device that could be invaluable in many different life saving situations. Be prepared.

Dominique Sumian, Expedition leader for Jacques Cousteau

Its now over a year since you gave me a Personal Retriever. I have taken it with me on all my business trips. It has been shown to the Chilean Navy Seal Team, the Special Forces Frogmen, the Ecuadorian Special Forces, the Israeli Seal Team, the Egyptian Seal Team and finally the Japanese Navy and all have agreed that it works much better than anything they have available. It is really a simple tool but it can save hundreds of people every year.

Larry Brudnicki, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret)

During my 30 years on active duty in the Coast Guard, I was underway on 35 Coast Guard ships and I supervised more than 15,000 search and rescue cases that saved more than 1,600 lives, including the one which has received great publicity through the NY Times bestselling book and the blockbuster movie, The Perfect Storm. I only wish that you had invented this device sooner!

Richard Bedard, Master Diver EMCM (DSW/SW/MDV) U.S. Navy (Ret)

I heartily endorse this piece of equipment to replace the old and outdated life rings usually carried and generally not used due to their ineffectiveness as a rescue tool, by all ships and small boats in the fleet. It is a ready top use device!

Fire Chief James A. Neenam, Town of Pembrook, MA

The Personal Retriever allows for all of our apparatus to carry a first line piece of rescue equipment. I feel the ease of use, cost and limited space needed makes this a must for all agencies that deal with water emergencies.

Tom C. Arnold, Master Chief Boatswain, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)

As a Small Boat Manager, I believed it was my responsibility to provide the best and most up to date equipment to District small boat personnel. The personnel immediately saw the advantages of carrying the Personal Retriever on their small boats and in their unit vehicles.

UCSD Connect Award

2004 Most Innovative New Product Award
University of California, San Diego, CONNECT
December 2004, San Diego, CA- LIFE-SAFER, INC received an award for The Most Innovative New Product from The University of California San Diego. At their 17th annual CONNECT Awards Program, the University recognized LIFE-SAFER's Personal Retriever as the winner of the General Technology Category.


Gulf Coast Mariners Association.
The Personal Retriever does more than take the place of a ring buoy and has a "reach" of up to 100-feet. Compare apples to apples; see how far you can throw a ring life buoy in comparison to the Personal Retriever. Even more important, compare the accuracy, with
which you can reach a target (say, a person in the water) 25, 50 or 75 feet away. Like
anything, practice makes perfect. Remember that there may be a drowning person on the
other end of the line and time is of the essence. Using the Personal Retriever, following the
instructions, made me a believer & GCMA is taking the unusual step of recommending this
lifesaving device to our members.

Richard Block, Director

Trauma Research & Education Foundation,
We are not aware of another tool, which empowers and also protects first responders from the dangers and challenges of responding to a drowning event. It is our belief that water entries should only be done by trained lifeguards and those EMS personnel trained and equipped for body recoveries in the water.

Mike Casinelli, Executive Director

EPIC (Eliminate Preventable Injuries of Children)
It is time to end the tragic cycle of drowning deaths. The Retriever Project represents a giant leap in the right direction. It not only focuses on primary drowning victims, but also addresses the safety of first responders as well.

Josh Krimston, Paramedic & Founder

Watercraft Rescue & Training, Inc.
With little practice, any rescuer may become proficient enough to land this floatable rescue aid within a struggling patients arms reach every time & nbsp; The floatation of the Personal Retriever is sufficient enough to maintain a patients head above the water reducing the chance of submersion and water ingestion.

Scott Collier, Founder & Instructor

Friend Ships Unlimited, Lake Charles, LA
We have incorporated Personal Retrievers in our man-overboard training sessions and have found them to be effective. With very little training our personnel have become proficient as handling the Retriever. Capt. Stan Langaker, Master Mariner Goulais Fire And Rescue The Retriever is a well thought out and put together piece of equipment. This disc, I am sure will save countless lives.

Fire Chief Robert Menard

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