A live saving AED defibrillator located in Lion Walk has been used twice in 14 days to attend to unwell members of the public.
The AED, which was funded by the Colchester Catalyst Charity in partnership with Colchester Community First Responders, was installed only a few weeks ago.
Community First Responders can administer life-saving first aid in a matter of minutes; rather than waiting for emergency services to arrive.
An AED was also dispatched in Shrub End on Saturday.
Martin Ford, a Community First Responder who has been assisting with fund-raising for more AED’s across Colchester, said:
“We are running a campaign #stopthink90 in which we would love every person in Colchester to be within 3 minutes – there and back – from their closest defibrillator.