New lifesaving device for River Exe Cafe

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 September 2018

From left to right: Paul Craven - Director River Exe Cafe, Ben Fraser, Director Fraser ad Wheeler Estaye Agents and Dave Foa - Director River Exe Cafe. Picture: Contributed

From left to right: Paul Craven - Director River Exe Cafe, Ben Fraser, Director Fraser ad Wheeler Estaye Agents and Dave Foa - Director River Exe Cafe. Picture: Contributed

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A new life-saving device has been fitted on board a floating restaurant moored in the River Exe following the death of a man in the water last year.

After it was revealed that the cause of death of a man who died in the estuary was a cardiac arrest, it was suggested that the River Exe Café - moored in the estuary near Exmouth - could have a defibrillator fitted on board.

At the end of the 2017 summer season staff at the café looked into the possibility and Dawlish-based Fraser and Wheeler Estate Agents funded the device.

The newly fitted defibrillator can be accessed by anyone 
and can be used should 
someone suffer a heart attack on board.

River Exe Café director David Foa said: “It’s a great facility for the river. Hopefully it won’t be needed.

“Sometimes the river can be a dangerous place and having the device on board can only be a good thing.”

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