Life-saving device stolen from Beban Park

Summary

The City of Nanaimo is asking for the public's help in recovering the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which was located at the Merle Logan Artificial Turf Field at Beban Park. It is believed the device was stolen sometime earlier this week. An AED automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and is able to treat them through defibrillation, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the AED, are asked to contact the RCMP non-emergency line or Crime Stoppers.

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Key Points

  • To provide information on the location of the device, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
  • The AED, installed in 2014, will cost approximately $2,000 to replace.

Quotes

"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. We would like to recover the device so if anyone has information, please report it to the RCMP or Crime Stoppers."

Manager of Civic Facilities
City of Nanaimo

Images

Exterior of an AED
Exterior of an AED
An opened AED
An opened AED
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Contact:

Mark Demecha
Manager of Civic Facilities
City of Nanaimo
250-756-5206

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