damage Apex Park defibrillator as BMX club is hit by break-ins
vandals' have again put lives at stake this week by damaging a high-tech
defibrillator at Highbridge's Apex Park, just days after two break-ins
at the nearby BMX Club.
life-saving Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is critical in
emergencies where someone is having a suspected heart attack.
members of Burnham-On-Sea Harriers and the Friends of Apex Park
- who oversee the equipment - told Burnham-On-Sea.com it was damaged
Huxtable from Burnham Harriers and parkrun told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Once again, the defibrillator has been damaged by vandals,
in what appears to be an attempt the break into the office, which
failed, and subsequently, damage to the AED."
is beyond belief that this type of behaviour to life saving equipment
takes place within our community."
comes as nearby Burnham BMX Club has suffered two break-ins during
tghe past month when fences, windows, office facilities and equipment
AED was installed on the wall of Apex Parks office building
in the Marine Drive car park in December 2016, as we reported
here and it was initially vandalised in January 2017.
was funded jointly by the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Parkrun
participants, Burnham and Highbridge Town Council and Sedgemoor
with information about the cause of the damage ior the break-ins
should contact Burnham-On-Sea Police on 101.