Floating Drown Victim Dummy Charles has flexible shoulders, realistic arms, poseable legs and a jointed waist. When put in the water, squeeze air out of the legs to help them sink. Chest will float. On an actual drown victim first air, then the gasses of decay in the organs will make the chest cavity the center of buoyancy. Drown Charles is constructed similarly, with a foam back that wants to float. Not guaranteed to float indefinitely. We have tested a dummy in a swamp where it floated for 2 days straight. Prop is made of flesh tone urethane, so the skin tone will remain even if the water affects the detail paint.