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Figure 47. Use shirt for flotation. Fasten all buttons. Take deep
breath and assume jellyfish float. Expel air into shirt between
second and third buttons. Repeat procedure if necessary.
c. Use trousers. Remove the trousers, tie a knot at
or near the end of each leg, and button the fly. While
treading water, hold the trousers above water by insert-
ing one arm in each leg. (See fig. 48 a.) This allows air
to fill each leg. Drop the arms quickly, pulling the waist
band under the surface. This traps air in each leg.
(See fig. 48 b.) The support can then be used in the
prone position by placing one trouser leg on each side
of the body under the arm pits. (See fig. 48 c.) If
enough air has not been trapped in the legs, take a deep
breath, submerge holding the waist band below the sur-
face, and expel the air into the trousers.
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