Donning an Immersion Suit: There is more to donning an immersion suit than just getting the suit out of the bag. Here we show how ziplock bags help to insert your legs, and how you can use the suit’s storage bag to bring along extra lifesaving gear. Don’t miss the scene running down the beach! Mario Vittone (Lifesaving Systems Corporation) arranged to shoot this video at Little Creek VA, a few miles from where the SS Marine Electric sank in February 1983…the tragic event which led to Coast Guard requiring immersion suits on all commercial vessels. I was a Coast Guard diver at the time assigned to the Atlantic Strike Force Dive Team and dove on the Marine Electric a day after she sank. Make sure to view to the end to see Rescue Swimmer Mario Vittone swim out and tow me to safety.

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