Man died of natural causes on beach

PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 May 2018

Burnham coastguard responded to the medical emergency.

Burnham coastguard responded to the medical emergency.


A man who collapsed on Brean beach died of natural causes, a coroner has said.

The man was working for a vehicle recovery company after a Mercedes hire car became stuck on the beach on April 21 and could not be recovered until the next day.

But as crews began to work, a member of the recovery service suddenly collapsed.

Two ambulances, one rapid response car and an air ambulance arrived on the scene at 4.39pm.

MORE: Man dies on Brean beach while attempting to move a stuck car.

Senior Somerset coroner, Tony Williams, has confirmed a 58-year-old man died natural causes.

He said no inquest hearing will be opened, and the man’s name would not be released to the public.

A Burnham coastguard spokesman said at the time of the incident: “The team mobilised quickly to the person and initiated CPR.

“Despite the huge effort from everyone, the person did not recover.

“Our thoughts are with family and all concerned.”

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