Mundesley Watchkeepers provide lifesaving defibrillator

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb pictured at the unveiling of a new defribrillator at Mundesley Coastwat

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb pictured at the unveiling of a new defribrillator at Mundesley Coastwatch Station. Picture: MARIE GREER - Credit: Archant

They already serve as eyes along the coast and now a team of watchkeepers is providing a vital piece of lifesaving equipment.

Norman Lamb meeting Mundesley Coastwatch volunteers who had funded a new defibrillator. Picture: MAR

Norman Lamb meeting Mundesley Coastwatch volunteers who had funded a new defibrillator. Picture: MARIE GREER - Credit: Archant

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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