Who knew all those stick-throwing games with Fido would come in handy? Incredibly easy to use, the Rescue Stick provides fast flotation assistance to a person at risk of drowning. Just remove the baton-shaped Rescue Stick from its protective container and throw near the victim. Once contact is made with the water, it inflates in seconds to a large horseshoe shape, keeping the victim afloat and his head above water until help arrives. Measuring only 14 inches in length and weighing less than one pound, it's the most compact water rescue tool available. Easily stowed in a boat, vehicle, backpack or by the pool, it will be accessible when and where you need it. Anyone who can throw a stick can throw Rescue Stick to someone in distress in the water. It can be thrown 100 to 150 feet-almost triple the distance of a typical rope bag or life ring. Available for $199.99.