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Electronic lifejacket ‘will save lives’

By DAMON CRONSHAW, Lake Macquarie Reporter  TINGIRA Heights resident David Ashard has invented an electronic lifejacket that  he says will save lives. The lifejacket inflates automatically when a person sinks. His plan has the support of Toronto’s Cathy Simon, whose daughter Courtney drowned in Lake Macquarie in a boating incident two years ago. Mr Ashard designed the lifejacket after watching a television report about a young couple who lost their child in a pool accident. ‘‘I decided that day, about three […]