Lifesaving equipment that was washed away during Coverack's flash flooding in July has been replaced thanks to the efforts of the community.

The external public defibrillator had been placed beside the Old Mill Shop in memory of Barry Pattern, who died in the village.

His wife Pamela had been instrumental in raising the funds to install it, with a number of charity events held in the village.

After the flooding, Pam put up an appeal on Facebook that received many offers of funding and was seen by Terry Thompson of Helston Rotary Club. He raised the possibility of the club supporting its replacement with president Tim Grattan-Kane, who was only too keen to help.

A new machine was bought through St Keverne Parish Council, to minimise the cost to donors, and has now been installed for Marshall Dagger, owner of the Old Mill Shop who manages the information kiosk on which it is mounted, by village resident Tony Carey.

A plaque sits alongside it, commemorating the memory of Barry and thanking all the donors who made the replacement possible: the Andrew Oliver Big Heart Fund, the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity, the Rotary Club of Helston and the mayor of Helston, as well as the support provided by St Keverne Parish Council and its clerk Grace Hatton.

The defibrillator is registered with the South Western Ambulance Service Trust, so that in an emergency anyone dialling 999 will be instructed on how to use it and supported by telephone.

Regular training courses are held in the village by Vanessa Millar, teaching how to use it, and anyone interested should contact the community group Coverack Space Space 2000.

There is also a second defibrillator positioned in the harbour, which was not affected by the flood.