Keep your eyes and ears open because a lifesaving defibrillator has gone missing from Hollymount Park at Woonona- and it could have been dumped nearby.
The vital piece of equipment belongs to Northern District Tigers Junior AFL club.
It is stored on a bracket just inside the door of the clubhouse, (for easy access in case of emergency) but it’s not there anymore.
The clubhouse is shared between Norths Tigers and the Northern Districts cricket club, so the facility has been opened in recent weeks.
It’s believed the defibrillator may have been ‘carried away’.
Police have been notified, however the club will welcome back the machine and ask no questions.
Club members worked hard to fundraise after the near-death of an umpire during a game in Sydney- saved only by quick thinking bystanders who used a defibrillator to save the man’s life. The incident prompted the local club to buy their own- but now it’s gone.
“We need another one on the wall before the season starts, ” says Tiger’s spokesman Adam Turner. “The box had our club’s name written all over it. It’s a real shame when stuff like this happens. Why would somebody steal a life-saving device? ”
Anyone who remembers seeing anything is asked to contact Adam on 0410454687