AEDs near Clevedon Marine Lake

An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyse the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

There are two AEDs located near Clevedon Marine Lake.  Their locations are indicated by the red crosses on the above satellite map.

COASTGUARD STATION

An AED is located on the side wall of the HM Coastguard rescue station, facing the arcade and on the walkway to Elton Road.  The building is on the upper promenade above the splash pool slipway, before the arcade.  Emergency vehicle access to this end of Clevedon Marine Lake is via Elton Road.

SALTHOUSE PUB

An AED is located at the front of The Salthouse Pub, to the right of the front entrance, on the wall facing away from the lake.  The building is off the upper promenade before Poet’s Walk woods, above the children’s playground.  Emergency vehicle access to this end of Clevedon Marine Lake is via Salthouse Road.

 

 

Well done to everyone who assisted

Just before Christmas an elderly gentleman suffered a cardiac arrest after a brief swim in Clevedon Marine Lake. He was fortunate to receive immediate care from three swimmers lakeside, who were off-duty or ex-nurses; he was given CPR and the Coastguard Station defibrillator (pictured) was deployed. Three paramedic vehicles and the air ambulance attended and took over after approximately 15 minutes. The patient was stabilised and transferred to an Intensive Care Unit.

We are pleased to announce that after several days in ICU, the gentleman has been transferred to a Cardiac Unit for further treatment.

Marlens would like to say thank you and well done to everyone who assisted.