STAFF at a Brean holiday park have been praised for their quick actions after a man collapsed while holidaying at the site.

First aiders were able to resuscitate the man, who had stopped breathing at Northam Farm holiday park on August 6, by using the on-site defibrillator and administering CPR.

The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was rushed to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton after the incident and continues to receive treatment.

Lee Thompson, senior staff nurse at Musgrove Park Hospital, wrote an email to staff at Northam Farm praising them for their quick actions and said their actions saved the man’s life.

He said: “On Tuesday, August 6, 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.”

A spokesman for Northam Farm, praised the staff for their quick actions and urged visitors to tell reception if anyone is unwell.

“We are extremely proud of this member of staff who did a fantastic job in helping this man,” the spokesman said.

“We have 12 staff who are fully qualified first aiders on site and would urge anyone who is staying with us to come to reception and tell us if anyone is unwell or suffering from a cardiac arrest.

“If someone had not come and told us at reception we would never have known what was going on and may not have saved the man.

“This event proves how important it is to advise reception when an ambulance is called to the site.

“If you are staying with us please pop down and talk to us if someone is not feeling well.

“It could save a life.”