Life-saving AED stolen from Nanaimo park

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 14, 2018 - 5:16pm

A machine just like this one was stolen from Merle Logan field early in the week of Feb. 12.City of Nanaimo

NANAIMO — A key piece of equipment is no longer ready to save lives after a thoughtless theft from a Nanaimo park.

The City of Nanaimo asked the public for help recovering the automated external defibrillator from Merle Logan turf field in Beban Park. The City said the machine, valued at $2,000, was stolen sometime around Feb. 12 or 13.

"AED's are life-saving devices that have become essential assets to have in City facilities. It is really unfortunate someone thought it was worth it to take one as it has little to no resale value," the City's Mark Demecha said in a news release.

The City's AED program began in 2009 and have saved at least four lives over the years. There are one or two machines in all major recreation facilities, including four in the Beban Park complex.

Anyone with information should contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


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