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Figure 41. Removing shoes in water. First take up the jelly fish
float; draw one leg up and with both hands untie shoe lace;
loosen lace and remove shoe.
breath becomes short before you have found a break,
come to the surface with hands and arms preceding the
head, and eyes closed. Scatter the oil by a pushing and
sweeping arm motion as in a modified breast stroke.
Kick your feet hard, to rise as far as possible above water
before breathing. Open eyes and try to locate the nearest
clear spot before again submerging. While above the
surface, keep sweeping the oil aside. Close your eyes
before submerging. Remove oil from eyes as explained
in paragraph 65.
40. SWIMMING THROUGH FIRE. a. Jump feet first to
windward of ship or airplane. (See fig. 9.) If jumping
with life vest from a moderate height, as from an air-
plane, cover eyes, nose, and mouth with both hands as
in figure 42. Take a deep breath; hold breath until you
rise to the surface.
b. Before reaching the surface look for thin spots or
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