Mundesley Watchkeepers provide lifesaving defibrillator
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They already serve as eyes along the coast and now a team of watchkeepers is providing a vital piece of lifesaving equipment.
A new defibrillator has been funded by Mundesley Coastwatch Station team members.
North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb unveiled the device, used in the vital first minutes when a patient goes into cardiac arrest. The defibrillator has been placed at Mundesley Museum where the coastwatch station is based.
Station manager Bob White said: 'We decided that we would commission an additional defibrillator at the sea front for the community and our visitors.
Whilst the village centre, home to another defibrillator, is only a few minutes away, those few minutes could make the difference between life and death for somebody taken ill on the sea front.'
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First responders Mario Stango and Leigh Caudwell trained watchkeepers on how to use the device.
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