The missing defibrillator is in an Osprey dry sack

The missing defibrillator is in an Osprey dry sack

A rescue team in the Peak District is asking outdoor enthusiasts to be on the lookout for an expensive piece of its equipment that has gone missing.

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team said the portable defibrillator is worth more than £2,000.

A spokesperson said: “Current theory is that it was inadvertently left on Kinder Scout after a callout some time at the beginning of July this year, either on the plateau or lower slopes. It’s fairly distinctive, in a small Osprey dry bag.”

The Schiller automatic external defibrillator is used to diagnose casualties who have suspected heart problems and can apply an electric shock to patients who are suffering from irregular heart rhythms.

The defibrillator is used on casualties suffering suspected heart attacks

The defibrillator is used on casualties suffering suspected heart attacks

The defibrillator can save the life of those on the hill who are having heart attacks and is a vital piece of mountain rescue kit.

The team spokesperson said: “Please keep your eyes peeled if you’re out and about on Kinder. Please share this message as widely as you can and, if you hear anyone mention finding something like this, please direct them to us.”

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