A Moray fundraiser has secured nearly 20 defibrillators for the area – two years since his own cardiac arrest.
Ken Glass was declared dead for 19 minutes following a freak accident at a football game which caused his heart to stop beating.
The Forres dentist appeared to be dead after 19 minutes of CPR and six defibrillators shock attempts failed to restart his heart.
But he was brought back to life after paramedics gave him on final blast with the electronic device.
Ever since that incident on February 19 2017, the 38-year-old has dedicated his spare time to fundraising for defibrillators and raising awareness about the importance of CPR training.
He launched the group Defibs for Moray to help communities fund life-saving equipment on their doorstep and has since helped to install 17 defibrillators in the region.
Their latest one was put in a very public place, at Elgin Town Hall, with the money being donated for it from Historic Wheels.
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Mr Glass spoke of his disbelief at how much they have managed to achieve in the past two years.
He said: “The support has been fantastic, the whole group started off with us trying to get one defib in Forres and do some training and that all moved along very swiftly.
“The second one was then installed quickly as well and we have now helped to order 18 of them thanks to a great community effort and spirit.
“What we are aiming for, between us and the likes of Keiran’s Legacy is to install a defibrillator at every high school in Moray.”
Mr Glass also gives CPR training to community groups.
He said: “I got back to my feet quickly and moved swiftly back to work within six weeks and I thankfully have no underlying health since it was a freak accident.
“Fortunately the quality of CPR I got left me with no physical and mental damage which is a testimony to the proper training they received.”