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The cables needed to operate the Jaws of Life were removed from the Marsh Harbour Fire Engine. It is believe the copper cables were removed either Friday, Feb. 22 or Saturday Feb. 23 during the evening.

Thief renders life-saving equipment useless

The cables needed to operate the Jaws of Life were removed from the Marsh Harbour Fire Engine. It is believe the copper cables were removed either Friday, Feb. 22 or Saturday Feb. 23 during the evening.

Without these cables the life-saving machine is incapable of rescuing victims of motor vehicle accidents.

To stress the importance of the Jaws of Life there were two car crashes in the Marsh Harbour area alone, on Monday, Feb. 25. Luckily neither wreck required the equipment. However, if either accident had required the extraction of the victims, rescuers would be helpless.

The only other set of Jaws of Life on the island are in Treasure Cay with the Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue team.

The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of the cables, or knows who has them, please return them to the Fire Department. Call 367-2000.

It was unknown at press time whether the cables could be replaced.

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