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legs down, and hold in front of your body. (See fig.
39 ). Flip ,the trousers over and behind the head,
arms extended, wrists flexed so that the backs of the
hands are down. (See fig. 39 .) Jump, and, as the
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Figure 39. Jumping to use trousers as support in watcr. [11 Tie
knot at end of each trouser leg; button fly,  Flip trousers over
feet hit the water, snap the hands forward from the
wrists to get the waist of the trousers under water. (See
fig. 39 .) The air which is trapped in the legs helps
return you quickly to the surface. For surface support,
take a prone position and place a leg of the trousers on
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United States. War Department. Watermanship, book, April 25, 1944; Washington, D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96650/m1/72/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.