Local Grandma Dies In Devonport’s New World

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

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A fire engine and three ambulances weren’t enough to save the life of a woman who suffered a suspected heart attack in Devonport’s New World today (Friday).

The fire engine was called at about 11:45, given it was the closest emergency vehicle to the area, in order to perform CPR on the woman, believed to be a local grandmother. The three ambulances arrived shortly after, but none were able to save the woman. Police arrived on the scene a short time later.

Her identity remains confidential until next of kin are notified.


  1. Good question Rob. There is no point of having such an important piece of equipment at the supermarket if it is not used. Who is in charge, who is trained to operate the defibrillator. I would have thought it would have been quicker to use that than call the fire brigade. This is the very crisis it was donated for

  2. Rob says:

    The NW supermarket is where a defibrillator, donated by local community groups, is kept for emergency community use. Was it used? Did anyone know how to use it?

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