Frisbee-Like Device Shows Promise As Rescue Equipment

Frisbee-Like Device Shows Promise As Rescue Equipment

TAMPA TRIBUNE – 10/09/1997 CLEARWATER – The Pinellas county Sheriff’s Office has a new piece of life-saving equipment for every deputy. The ResQ Disc™, designed by Dr. Thomas Sytko of St. Petersburg, is designed to help save the lives of potential drowning victims. The device is like a large Frisbee with a retractable cord attached to it. This allows a rescuer to safely remain on shore, throwing the ResQ Disc™ up to 100 feet into the water and then pulling to potential victim to safety. “It’s a good way for the rescuer to save a life without endangering himself, especially if the rescuer can’t swim,” said Deputy Cal Dennie. “Every patrol car and every boat will carry one of these discs,” he said. “Even if the rescuer can swim, the device is smart to use because of the risk associated with rescuing a panicking swimmer in strong currents. “What’s the first thing a person wants to do when he’s drowning?” said Dr. Tom, inventor of the ResQ Disc™. “Grab on to you! But with the ResQ Disc™, the rescuer stands on shore, pulls a tab to release a nylon cord, and throws the disc beyond the victim, allowing them to grab the rope and be pulled safely to shore.” Dr. Tom donated the ResQ Disc™s to the sheriff’s office ($8,600 worth), and many lives will never be the...

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Live Water Rescue Caught on Video

Live Water Rescue Caught on Video

This live action FOX TV News clip shows the rescue of a woman in Pontiac, Illinois using our ResQ Disc™. The woman, in 40 degree water, was carried in the river’s strong current under several bridges. Using various rescue equipment including a standard life ring and throw bags, the fire department made several attempts to save her… to no avail. As she exited from beneath the last bridge, Pontiac Police Officer, Sgt. Morgan quickly retrieved his ResQ Disc™ from the trunk of his squad car. He quickly and easily threw the ResQ Disc like a frisbee over 100 feet into the middle of the river. The victim grabbed the yellow line and allowed the ResQ Disc™ to slide into her grasp. By submerging the buoyant ResQ Disc™, she got her head above water and tried to relax while Sgt. Morgan, positioned safely on shore, simply pulled her to safety without risking his life. The rescue took less than 60 seconds… Under a minute to save a...

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First Responders Demonstrate ResQ Disc on Fox News

First Responders Demonstrate ResQ Disc on Fox News

Fox News featured the ResQ Disc™ on ‘Fox Files’ as officer Jerry Cooley explains the process, benefits, and uses of the ResQ Disc™. The news video covers a number of different rescues including a story of saving 6 lives in one day in Tennessee county with the ResQ Disc™. Alton County Police Department has equipped every single squad car with a ResQ Disc™ and is recommending that ALL Fire, police and sheriff departments follow...

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ResQ Disc Inventor Interviewed – Real Water Rescue Stories

ResQ Disc Inventor Interviewed – Real Water Rescue Stories

On William Shatner’s “Heartbeat of America” series “Keeping America Strong,” the ResQ Disc™ was featured as an innovative new product designed specifically to save lives. Listen and watch as featured guest, Dr. Thomas Sytko, inventor of the ResQ Disc™, explains his life-saving rescue equipment, shares real rescue stories, commends government agencies currently using the ResQ Disc™ and mentions those agencies he would like to see using this life-saving rescue...

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