Chance survival of cyclist following cardiac arrest brings defibrillator to Sedgefield

Residents in Sedgefield have celebrated the installation of a public defibrillator in the village following a year-long fund-raising campaign. The machine - which is very easy to use - can shock a cardiac arrest's patient heart back into rhythm. Local people decided to buy one for Sedgefield after keen cyclist Barry Watson suffered a coronary while cycling in March 2013. Fortunately, a passer-by who knew how to deliver CPR saw what happened and was able to pump Barry's heart until ...