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Barmouth RNLI provides Public Access Defibrillator for the community.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Barmouth Lifeboat Station have gifted a Public Access Defibrillator to the community.

Barmouth crew with Tomos Hughes from Achub Calon Y Dyffryn

RNLI/Jamie Tyrrell

Barmouth crew with Tomos Hughes from Achub Calon Y Dyffryn

The defibrillator went live at 9am on Tuesday 25 July 2017 will be initially available between 9am and 5pm until the installation of a cabinet outside the station.

Once installed in its cabinet, the defibrillator will be accessible to the public 24 hours a day.

The new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which was supplied by Achub Calon Y Dyffryn is extremely easy to use and requires no training. This ease of use means any member of the public can safely use one under the guidance of both the AED itself and the 999 call handler. When the need for an AED is required, the call handler will issue a code which can be used to unlock the cabinet.

The new device joins a number of other defibrillators in town, meaning nobody in Barmouth is ever far from one when needed.

Lifeboat Coxswain Peter Davies said “The community have always been supportive of what we do saving lives at sea. So as a crew we wished to give something back to say thank you to them.”

Notes to editors:

For more information please telephone Jamie Tyrrell, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07816224045

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