Phone line repaired after Duckinwilla death
TELSTRA technicians have been working to fix a fault in the main phone line at Duckinwilla Rd that hampered emergency help for a 57-year-old man on Monday.
A spokesman said the technicians had been working since 8.30am on Thursday investigating, repairing and testing.
"The fault appears to be an ongoing, intermittent one," the spokesman said.
Graham Lamb died of a cardiac arrest on Monday and with the main phone line down, his family was forced to use their mobiles to phone for emergency assistance.
Their mobiles had poor reception and dropped out several times while emergency services staff were instructing the family on how to help Mr Lamb.
The spokesman said the technicians had informed Mr Lamb's family the main landline was now working after repairs and testing.
His son was given a direct number for a local technician in case further issues arose.
"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Mr Lamb," Telstra area general manager Kris Carver said.