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Product Description

(Owners Manual)

The TRI-SAR SURFACE is LSC's rescue harness designed for surface rescue swimmers with dual recovery capability. The TRI-SAR line of harnesses was the first harness designed to combine the security of a full body harness, comfort of a seat harness and safety of integrated flotation. The surface swimmer model includes a swimmer’s attachment point V-Ring to secure vessel-based rescuers to a tender line for safety and recovery options.

The full body harness is constructed primarily of mil-spec type 8 and type 13 nylon webbing and features LSC's exclusive low profile, quick adjusting stainless steel hardware. The TRI-SAR incorporates LSC's operationally proven techniques in weight distribution for superior comfort without the use of heavy, bulky pads. The harness hoists in a seated position with the leg and waist straps supporting the rescuer, allowing them to have total use of both hands during rapid deployment type rescues in swift water, cold water, and cliff rescue missions.

The integrated flotation vest features a low profile easy to swim in design, with user variable buoyancy up to 35 lbs. Flotation cell is encased entirely in a heavy weight, puncture/abrasion-resistant nylon case. Due to its encased design, the cell requires no repacking after use; simply deflate. Inflated manually with CO2 or orally with air. Generous storage pockets for critical rescue and emergency equipment are provided. Orange vest has SOLAS grade retro reflective panels. Utilizes a 33-gram CO2 cylinder (LSC #484).

Warnings and Cautions:

The products offered for sale by LSC are of a rescue and survival equipment nature. Inherent to all rescue and survival environments is an increased risk

of injury and/or possible death to an individual or group of individuals. The equipment offered by LSC is intended to aid the professional rescuer(s) and/or survival victim(s). However, the risk of injury or death cannot be completely eliminated or foreseen. Equipment training, including continued proficiency reviews and maintenance, is vital to the proper and safe use of all rescue and survival equipment. It is the responsibility of the purchasing and end-user organization or individual to:

  • Determine the suitability of equipment for the selected application,
  • Define the operational procedures and safety guidelines associated with the proper utilization, maintenance (including service life) andstorage of the rescue and survival equipment.
  • Ensure that all individuals are thoroughly trained and familiarized with the intended purpose, correct use and function of the equipment. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death.
  • Use only 31-gram CO2 cylinders (LSC #480) or equal. Inspect the seal on the threaded end of the cylinders prior to installation. Discard any cylinder showing any sign of puncture. Ensure that the CO2 inflation valve lever arm is in the up (armed) position prior to cylinder installation. Check for proper routing of the CO2 inflation lanyard.

Additionally:

  • Use only 33-gram CO2 cylinders (LSC #484) or equal. Inspect the seal on the threaded end of the cylinders prior to installation. Discard any cylinder showing and sign of puncture. Ensure that the CO2 inflation valve lever arm is in the up (armed) position prior to cylinder installation. Check for proper routing of the CO2 inflation lanyard.
  • The Rescue Swimmer's Vest must be visually inspected prior to use and functionally tested per inspection procedures.
  • Do not allow the vest to become excessively soiled. Rinse the vest with fresh tap water after exposure to salt or chlorinated water.
  • Do not enter the water from excessive heights with the bladder inflated. This could cause personal injury and/or damage to the vest.
  • Do not inflate the bladder while below deck on a vessel or in the cabin of an aircraft. The additional buoyancy and bulk could restrict your egress.