Likelihood of Survival During Rescues in the State Parks of Utah Much Greater Due to AEDs

Dave Shearer, the Great Salt Lake harbor master, talks about the need for automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) within the Utah State Parks. Says Shearer, the Great Salt Lake, while only 15 feet deep on average, is a large body of water bigger than the state of Rhode Island and is actually considered a sea, with waves that can be deadly. “Because of the nature of the water and how big this lake is it can be very dangerous and it can change very quickly pay attention to your weather forecast before you venture out,” says Shearer.

Now with all 43 state parks in Utah receiving HeartSine AEDs the likelihood of survival during search and rescues missions is that much greater.