Belfast Telegraph

Hotel boss saves George Best brother's life

George Best’s younger brother has paid tribute to a hotel manager who saved his life.

Ian Best (44) was staying at Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool with his wife on January 11 when he suffered a heart attack.

While having a drink at the bar Mr Best began to feel sick, his |vision blurred and he lost consciousness.

Fortunately hotel events manager Mark Brockbank was on hand. He grabbed a defibrillator and sprang into action, keeping the supermarket manager alive until an ambulance arrived.

Ian, who lives in Torquay, said: “There will never be the words to express my thanks.

“If it wasn’t for Mark and the fact the hotel had a defibrillator, I could have been going back down the motorway in a coffin.”

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