Man rushed to hospital after collapsing on Caister beach

Coastguards were called to a man who collapsed on Caister beach.

Coastguards were called to a man who collapsed on Caister beach. - Credit: HM Coastguard Bacton

A man was rushed to hospital this morning after collapsing with cardiac issues on Caister beach.

Bacton coastguard were called to the beach alongside a team from Gorleston at around 7.40am to reports a man had been suffering with "cardiac issues" before collapsing.

A member of the public also assisted, driving his 4x4 on to the beach to retrieve the man and bring him to ambulance services who then did an assessment.

A Gorleston coastguard spokesperson said: "He had underlying cardiac issues and we believe he is a local, he was out for his swim but started having pains and then collapsed.

"We arrived to assist the ambulance service but he made quite a recovery by the time we saw him and he was taken to hospital for observations."