The SA Ambulance Service is donating a public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the City of Port Lincoln in honour of a local shark attack survivor.
The unit will be handed over to the City this Saturday morning during a special function at the Port Lincoln Jetty.
Shark attack survivor Chris Blowes and his family raised money for SA Ambulance Service and the Port Lincoln Hospital to thank those who helped save his life after he lost his leg on April 25th 2015.
To acknowledge his donation, the ambulance team in Port Lincoln have decided to use the money to donate a public access AED to the people of Port Lincoln.
Mayor Brad Flaherty will accept the AED from SA Ambulance Service at the event which will run from 10am to 12pm on Saturday.
SA Ambulance Service will also be promoting CPR30, a free course for community groups, organisations, businesses and clubs to learn hands only CPR and register their AEDs with SA Ambulance Service.
Acting Operations Manager, Far North & West Coast, SA Ambulance Service, Campbell Forsyth, said that the SA Ambulance Service wishes to thank Chris 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” said Forsyth.
“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.”