New lifesaving device for River Exe Cafe
PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 September 2018
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.”