A life may have been saved, thanks to a wise investment by the Dundas Curling Club.
Emergency officials say a privately purchased, public access defibrillator was used to assist a 57 year old man who had suffered a cardiac arrest late last week.
Staff members at the curling club started CPR, called 9-1-1 and then administered one shock using the PAD before paramedics arrived on scene.
The patient had regained consciousness by the time he was transported to hospital.
The Hamilton Paramedic Service notes that the survival rate of victims who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is less than 10%, but the use of an AED with CPR before emergency medical services arrive can increase the chances of survival by up to 75%.