NEW and Improved Techfloat

Lift & Rescue Device

Techfloat drone dropThe TechFloat is a throwable, inflatable rescue device for all-season water and ice rescue that has incorporated lifting capability. This combination of features make the Techfloat a complete rescue and recovery device for multiple scenarios and platforms. Including but not limited to: 

Swift Water - Still Water - Ice - High Angle - UAS/Drone Rescue

The TechFloat is worn with an over-the-shoulder strap, which connects the rescuer directly to the victim and leaves both hands free. The inflatable is removed from its valise, and easily thrown to the victim. The unit comes with 100 feet of highly durable floating line and has water-activated inflation. After activation, the victim places the inflated bladder around themselves, and the rescuer is free to retrieve the victim by means of the line attached between them.


UAS/Drone Rescue

Deliver underarm flotation device to victim at a distance

The Techfloat can be deployed to a distressed person-in-water from a distance using a drone. The inflatable is removed from the valise and attached to the drone, flown above and dropped to the victim. The underarm flotation device activates upon hitting the water and the victim can swim in. The floating line stays connected to the victim and the rescuer and is available in 100 ft. or 200 ft. lengths and is used to retrieve the victim.

  • Access hard to reach areas
  • Perform search and rescue missions in all weather
  • Protect rescue team from potential risks in having to enter water

Lift to safety

1,600+ Lbs lifting strength.

“Person in Water” (PIW) Rescue Responders now have a device that combines buoyancy for the victim with 100 feet of floating line for two-handed retrieval. Over 1,600 Lbs. of lifting strength allow for individuals to be hoisted to safety.

Superior Flotation

35 lbs. Buoyancy

Switlik’s new Underarm Flotation Device (UFD) provides 35 Lbs. of buoyancy, keeping the PIW’s head and shoulders out of the water more effectively than traditional means of rescue flotation. This allows for the victim to assist in their own rescue.

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Stay connected.

To your person or a stationary object.

A quick-disconnect buckle has been added to the shoulder strap for use in swift water rescue scenarios, and can be used to tie-off to a stationary object.

Technical Specifications

Bag Dimensions: 13"L x 8"H x5"W
Weight: 4.5 lbs. packed for 100' cord, 6 lbs. packed for 200' cord
Bag Material: Coated Nylon
Bag Color: Orange/Black
Line Material: 1/4" Multi-filament Polypropylene Floating Line 
Horseshoe: 35lb Inflated Buoyancy 
Horseshoe Material: Double Coated Polyurethane Nylon (210D)
Chest Straps: 1-1/2" nylon web. with Quick Release Buckle
Inflation: Replaceable 33g CO2 Cylinder
Deflation: Via oral valve
Techfloat Rearm Kit :

p/n S-4121-1 Repacking: One or two Rearm Kits should be carried aboard. The Techfloat is easy to rearm the owner/user should become familiar.


Store Techfloat in cool, dry location. Techfloat should not be stored where it can get wet.



  • Available with 100 or 200 ft. of 1/4" High Visibility Multi-filament Polypropylene Floating Line (Yellow) with avg. break strength of 1,700 lbs.
  • Quick-disconnect snap shackle attached to the shoulder strap for use in swift water rescue scenarios. Can be used to tie-off unit to a stationary object.
  • Webbing enclosed over-the-shoulder strap connects rescuer directly to the Person in Water (PIW) and leaves both hands free to assist in rescue
  • Water-Activated auto-inflation system
  • 1,600 lb. lifting strength for hoisting PIW out of water
  • Self-rearming kits available that include replacement cylinder and inflation bobbin


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