Port Lincoln Council to receive new AED

SA Ambulance Service will present a new automated external defibrillator (AED) to Port Lincoln City Council in a public event this Saturday.

The Port Lincoln SA Ambulance team will donate the AED, that was made posssible thanks to funding raised by the family of Chris Blowes as thanks to the ambulance and Port Lincoln Hospital for saving his life after losing his leg in a shark attack in 2015.

Port Lincoln mayor Brad Flaherty will accept the AED at an event on Saturday at the town jetty, which will run from 10am to 12pm and will include ‘Happy Heart’, pavement chalk drawing and face painting.

SA Ambulance Service acting operations manager for Far North and West Coast Campbell Forsyth said the service wished to thank Mr Blowes and his family for their generous donation.

“With their act of kindness we are able to install an AED on the Port Lincoln foreshore in the hope that it will save a life if it was ever required,” he said.

“The AED is a significant gift to the community which could save lives.

“We welcome everyone to come along on Saturday to learn how to save a life.”

The new AED will be installed on the foreshore amenities block adjacent to the town jetty and beach.

The simple instructions on how to access and use the AED will be provided.