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Body Recovery Training Manikin


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Realistic in size and weight, combined with a face and hair, this manikin is eerily close to a real body in an underwater environment. A pre-established protocol is essential for victim retrieval—the body recovery manikin was predominantly designed to aid Police dive teams in recovering bodies from any inland waters or under ice.

The manikin is a versatile variant of the renowned Water Rescue manikin. It adapts to different scenarios by sinking instead of floating. By precisely balancing the buoyancy against the ballast, the manikin weighs 50kg on land but only 10kg underwater. The body recovery models are visible to sonar devices.

Features & Benefits

  • Anatomically correct weight distribution allows for realistic body ‘bagging’ as part of training exercises.
  • The body recovery models are visible to sonar devices.
  • This manikin will easily withstand 5 to 6 metres fall into the water with no damage – they are tough!
  • Constructed using a H/D reinforced Nylon mesh for the carcass and non-absorbent closed-cell foam for buoyancy, the mesh allows water to flood into the body, allowing it to sink and flow out as it is recovered.
  • Mesh allows for ventilation when the manikin is hung up to dry.
  • A polypropylene loop on the back of the carcass enables the manikin to be lowered into position or hung up to dry.
  • Adding a realistic face and a wig enables easier/quicker identification of the body in poor visibility when the search is by touch only.
  • Polyethene strips running from the shoulders to the knees allow flexibility but prevent the manikin from bending in half when using stretchers or recovery devices.
  • Replaceable coveralls and boots are easily replaceable and significantly extend the life of the manikin.

Who Uses Them?

  • Regularly exported to rescue professionals in 26 countries worldwide, with the USA, Australia and Germany being our biggest markets.
  • UK Fire Services
  • Police forces throughout the world.
  • USCG (United States Coastguard)
  • Brisbane Water Police
  • State Emergency Services – Australia
  • Surf Life Saving Club WA

Product Details

  • Nylon mesh – conforms to BS3408/20
  • Reinforced P.V.C – conforms to BS3408/20 and ISO 7854 1984
  • High-density polypropylene webbing (25mm rated to 207Kg, 50mm rated to 440Kg)
  • Polypropylene plastic (conforms to DIN EN ISO 1873, Teil 1)
  • Non-absorbent closed cell foam – water absorption: 1 Day < 0.1 (DIN 53428 1986) 28 Days < 0.5% VOL
  • Supplied complete with a protective overall constructed in rugged Polyester (conforms to BS EN ISO 15025:2002) – the same material used in Police ballistic/stab vests.
  • Made in the UK – all manikins conform strictly to our ISO9001:2015 standards.

Available Sizes

Name Code Height (m) Weight (kg) NATO Stock No
Toddler RLNBR10 0.9 10
Youth RLNBR30 1.3 30
Adult RLNBR50 1.8 50

Body Recovery Manikin

Data Sheet

Manikin Certificate of Conformity


Manikin Equipment Note

Equipment Note

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