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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = life_ring
Da life ring.jpg
A floating ring to throw out to someone who is struggling in water. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: deprecated


This is emergency equipment that is publicly available for use to save people's lives. Sometimes they have a reference number so that it can be used for giving the emergency services a specific location.

How to map

Add a node at the location of the life ring. If there is a reference number, please add it with the ref=* tag.

NOTE: emergency=life_ring is also used, and since this feature fits naturally in the "emergency" category rather than the more general "amenity" category, you might prefer to use emergency=life_ring rather than this.

Also, emergency=life_ring is significantly more popular.


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