Coastguards called to help man collapsed on beach
man was taken to hospital after he collapsed on Brean Beach on Wednesday
Coastguards were called to the beach just after 3pm to help the
had been walking their dogs along the beach when the man started
to feel unwell.
pair had been talking to a lady who was staying locally and while
they chatted he was resting by some sand dunes.
man started to feel worse as he made his way back to the car and
had to lie down on the sand.
for his welfare, his wife contacted the beach warden who called
an ambulance and alerted the Coastguard.
for Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard said: "When we arrived the helpful
lady was caring for the dogs and explained the situation while the
wife tended her poorly husband.
ambulance crew quickly assessed the man and it became clear a trip
to the hospital was in order.
he was packaged up onto the stretcher and into the ambulance so
he was out of the wind that was starting to become a bit fresh.
they had finished their assessments we escorted the ambulance off
for South Western Ambulance Service said the man was taken to Weston
General Hospital for treatment.
Coastguard spokesman added: "A special thanks to the lady who
they were talking to as she raised the alarm with the beach warden
who then requested all the right assets to the location. Hopefully,
a speedy recovery is on the cards and we wish them all the best."
Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards on Brean beach during the incident (pic