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

PUBLISHED: 16:06 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:06 23 April 2018

Burnham coastguard responded to the medical emergency.

Burnham coastguard responded to the medical emergency.


A man died on Brean beach yesterday (Sunday) after suffering a heart attack while working to remove a stranded car.

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.

Burnham-on-Sea coastguard, which was also assisting with the car recovery, said ‘a medical emergency unfolded in front of us’.

A coastguard spokesman said: “The team mobilised quickly to the person and initiated CPR, defibrillators were used along with chest compressions.

“A rapid response ambulance car arrived on scene at 4.39pm and administered oxygen.

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

The identity of the man has not yet been made public.

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