Man died of natural causes on beach
PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 May 2018
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.
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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