Man dies after suffering cardiac arrest in Benwick - could a faulty defibrillator be to blame?

Man dies after suffering cardiac arrest in Benwick - could a faulty defibrillator be to blame?

Man dies after suffering cardiac arrest in Benwick - could a faulty defibrillator be to blame? - Credit: Archant

A man died in Benwick this morning after suffering from cardiac arrest.

Police were called to Whittlesey Road at 8.38am by the ambulance service.

A witness said: “A man collapsed in Whittlesey Road, Benwick, this morning.

“He was given CPR by members of the public who then went to retrieve the new community defibrillator they had installed, only to find the battery was flat.”


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