A WALKER died on Brean Down yesterday afternoon despite the best efforts of the public, ambulance crews and Burnham-on-Sea coastguards.
Passers by stopped to give medical assistance before medics arrived and then the Coastguard.
A Burnham Coastguard spokesperson said: “We were paged to assist the ambulance service with a medical emergency along the military road on Brean Down.
“We were tasked with setting up a helicopter landing site and some crowd control as a number of people had gathered to see what was going on.
“Our team were quickly in position to create a working area for the ambulance teams and a suitable landing area with access readied in a field for the HM Coastguard helicopter that had dropped off their winchman at the top of the Down.
“A number of medical teams arrived to deal with the emergency, including a heli-med team and the ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team to join the first responder and initial crews.”