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Coffs golf club unveils lifesaver

Important equipment: Coffs Harbour golf club staff have learnt how to use a defibrillator in case a golfer collapses on the course.
Important equipment: Coffs Harbour golf club staff have learnt how to use a defibrillator in case a golfer collapses on the course. Bruce Thomas

THE story of a lifesaving act on the fairways of the Coffs Harbour Golf Course some years ago was yesterday retold and honoured by club members.

During a round of golf, club member Paul Moon was said to have helped save the life of a fellow golfer, who collapsed near the club, suffering a heart attack.

Mr Moon’s efforts to resuscitate the man before ambulance officers revived him have since gone down in club folklore.

The incident had particular relevance this week, as the Coffs Harbour Golf Club unveiled its new defibrillator.

Royal Life Saving regional manager Jason Phillips said staff members had been trained in how to use it should another on-course emergency arise.

“A defibrillator is an important piece of equipment for any club to have,” Mr Phillips said.

“They save lives and make all the difference between life and death and the most important thing in these types of situations is a quick response.”

The lifesaving machine guides its operators through what actions are needed if a person has stopped breathing or has lost a pulse.



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