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First aid group gives 70th device

Jersey's St John Ambulance has given out its 70th defibrillator device for use in the local community.

The machines administer an electric shock to resuscitate people who have had a heart attack.

The defibrillator programme was started in the island by rugby player Kyran Bracken in 2001.

St John Ambulance has trained people to use the machines, which are found in offices, shops, hotels, fitness centres and other locations across the island.

Nigel Truscott, from the organisation, said although there were a number of defibrillators in the island, the charity still wanted the network to grow.



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