photos: Beachwarden saves life of heart attack man on Brean Down
Brean beachwarden Dave Furber has been praised for saving the
life of a walker by reviving him with a defibrillator this evening
47-year-old walker suffered a heart attack half way up the steep
steps of Brean Down shortly after 5pm, prompting a huge response
by emergency services, as pictured here.
and Coastguard crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to the scene.
They found Mr Furber, pictured, had successfully revived the man
using the specialist medical equipment.
The man was carried down the steps on a stretcher by Coastguards
and ambulance crews to a waiting ambulance.
He was driven a short distance to a Dorset
and Somerset Air Ambulance in a nearby field before being
flown to Weston General Hospital for treatment.
Furber told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The man was not breathing
when I arrived, so I quickly collected our defibrillator and ran
up the steps to use it on him."
lady was also giving him CPR and we were so relieved when he came
around. The family was very grateful, but I just did what I am
trained to do."
Above and below, the scenes at Brean Down on Sunday night