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Longreach life-saving bazooka wins James Dyson Award for Australian inventor

AN Australian inventor has taken out one of the world's most prestigious design awards with a bazooka that saves lives, rather than claims them.

Sam Adeloju last night won the £20,000 ($32,000) James Dyson Award, named after and patronised by the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner which carries the Dyson name.

His entry, the Longreach, is a modified bazooka which fires an expanding lifebuoy 150m out to persons in distress.

http://www.news.com.au/images/icon_galleries.gif See the other James Dyson Award finalists

Mr Adeloju, who studies Industrial Design in the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW, beat other designs from around the world such as a vest that delivers CPR and a sports bag that eliminates odours for the prize.

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He gets to keep $16,000 for himself, while the other $

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Added: Oct-5-2010 
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