A first aider at a Brean holiday park has been praised for their life-saving actions in helping a man following a collapse.

The staff member at Northam Farm Holiday Park in South Road, Brean resuscitated the holidaymaker using a defibrillator and also performed CPR on the man after he stopped breathing on August 6th.

The man was taken to Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital where he is recovering.

Lee Thompson, senior staff nurse at Musgrove Park Hospital, wrote an email to the team at Northam Farm praising their quick actions which was posted on social media.

He write: “On Tuesday August 6th a man became unwell and was apparently helped back to his caravan where as a consequence of suffering a heart attack he went into cardiac arrest.”

“I believe at this point his family contacted Northam Farm’s reception for help and one of their first aiders attended to help the man with your onsite defibrillator.”

“I think it is important to give feedback in these situations so I would like to offer our congratulations and commendations to the member of staff who attended.”

“Her prompt actions without doubt saved the man’s life and afforded him the chance to get to us for appropriate successful treatment. Thank you and keep up the good work.”

Northam Farm this week praised its staff for their quick actions and said they are “extremely proud of this member of staff who did a fantastic job” in helping the man. The holiday park has 12 staff who are fully qualified first aiders on site.