ABC News Australia – A regional New South Wales community has banded together to ensure defibrillators are installed at remote sportsgrounds, in the wake of a man collapsing with a heart attack while playing in a weekend cricket match.

Summary

  • A regional New South Wales community has banded together to ensure defibrillators are installed at remote sportsgrounds, in the wake of a man collapsing with a heart attack while playing in a weekend cricket match.
  • [It was] a normal game of cricket, everything was absolutely normal until one of our players collapsed on the field,” Adam Cooper, cricketer and secretary of the Hinton cricket club, said.
  • Stephen Amess was the pool lifeguard who helped administer the defibrillator and CPR at the cricket match.
  • Mr Amess said it was important all sportsgrounds had defibrillators for use in similar situations, particularly in remote towns where medical facilities were further away.
  • Adam Cooper said in the wake of the weekend incident, the local sporting committee decided to install defibrillators at sportsgrounds.


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