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Advanced Water Rescue Manikin


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Blending water rescue training and medical skills acquisition, the Advanced Water Rescue Manikin is a world-first for anyone involved in the rescue and resuscitation of drowned casualties. An exciting collaboration between medical simulation experts Lifecast Body Simulation and rescue training manikin manufacturer Ruth Lee allows us to introduce a world-first for water rescue training – the Advanced Water Rescue Manikin.

We want to see a world where appropriate clinical care can be practised in an environment where it will take place for real. That means medical stabilisation at height, confined spaces, and now both “in” and “on” water. Unlike anything else available to rescue teams, this manikin will allow you to accurately simulate the rescue of a drowning victim from the water and then continue with essential medical care once it is pulled into your boat or onto dry land. This lets rescuers and medical practitioners train more effectively and quickly under pressure and in hostile conditions.

The rugged Ruth Lee Advanced Water Rescue Manikin outer body aids buoyancy in all open waters, pools, lakes, or rivers. It will float in a drowned position for ultra-realistic rescues. The torso of the manikin is an ultra-realistic male form with all the anatomical features you’d expect from a medical simulation manikin for airway management skills. It can be bagged, intubated and simulate various drowning rescue and resuscitation scenarios – a world-first for water rescue training.

Features & Benefits

  • A high-tech drowning torso from Lifecast for ultra-realistic medical skills training.
  • Specialist technology replicates hydrostatic squeeze, meaning water won’t enter the lung system. However, you can choose to introduce water to the lungs using a special three-way tap. This allows for both immersed and submerged drowning scenarios and lets you train for situations such as pulmonary oedema.
  • The manikin is designed to mimic a drowned person in the water – it floats like an unconscious person but can also be weighted to sink or increase rescue realism.
  • Pockets on arms, legs, chest, and back to allow for additional divers’ weights or equivalent to be added (a maximum of 10kg can be added before the manikin will sink, and we would advise the use of a buoyancy aid if you plan to add any more weight to the manikin).
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – chest compression – 5-6cm with built-in recoil.
  • It is accompanied by easy drain wellingtons and soft shoes to allow military uniforms to be worn over the carcass.
  • Anatomically correct weight distribution for the ‘feel’ of a real casualty.
  • Dry weight: 50kgs (with soft feet) or 52kgs (with wellington boots).

Who Uses Them?

  • This manikin is a revolutionary product for those involved in water rescues, where continuation of care and medical skills acquisition are just as important as rescue training.
  • Due to its versatility, this manikin is suitable for a wide range of teams. Whether it’s the coastguard, lifeguards, the military, refugee rescue teams, fire and rescue services, professional maritime companies (including cruise ships), or other teams within the water rescue sector, this manikin is designed to meet their unique training needs.

Product Details

Please note – if you plan to create submerged scenarios in open water, we advise attaching a rope/line very securely to avoid losing it in deep water. Also, please always remember that the manikin is designed to replicate an unresponsive casualty – in open water, part of the challenge is locating that person! Attaching a GPS tracker similar to the manikin to perform any search and rescue training is advisable.

Key Medical Parameters

  • Nasopharyngeal Airway insertion
  • Nasal intubation
  • Oropharyngeal Airway insertion
  • Oro tracheal intubation
  • Laryngeal Mask airway insertion
  • i-gel® insertion
  • Combitube insertion
  • Bag valve Mask ventilation
  • Mechanical Ventilator compatibility
  • Manual suction or mechanical suction of nasal and oral cavities.

Available Sizes

Name Code Height (m) Weight (kg) NATO Stock No
Adult RLNAWR 1.8 50-52 6910-99-680-0311