Sidney Goodwin.

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This may have already been posted or asked, but I was wondering when Sidney Goodwin was found was he wearing a lifebelt?

I am probably being rather stupid, but did they proved lifebelts for children that young? If not what sort of life saving equipment was provided for a child of that age?


Any infomation would be much kind, it is a question that has always been bugging me, as I have never seen in the movies or anywhere really. of any kind of lifebelt for a child being shown.

Thank you.
 

hazel mccully

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I have read that apart from Sidney Goodwin, every body picked up was wearing a life preserver. I can't remember now where I read it but will try to find it for you.
 

Bob Godfrey

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John Snow, chief embalmer on the recovery ship, recalled that "He came floating to us with little upturned face, the only body recovered who wore no life-belt. Nothing I saw at sea made such an impression upon me.”

Any body which still has air in its lungs can float, but I'd guess that a baby is more buoyant because those parts of its body which contain the least air and lightweight body fat (arms and legs) are proportionately smaller than those of an adult.