Ditched dummy sparks 999 scare

Midweek Sport - - SPORT -

PARAMEDICS and an air am­bu­lance raced to the scene of an emer­gency – only to find a DUMMY left in a parked car.

Crews were alerted yes­ter­day to re­ports of a per­son un­con­scious in a locked car.

The ve­hi­cle was cov­ered in snow and ice lead­ing to con­cerns the oc­cu­pant may have been suf­fer­ing from ex­po­sure to the cold.

But when paramedics ar­rived at the scene in Har­wich, Es­sex, they re­alised the mis­take.

Am­bu­lance ser­vice spokesman Gary San­der­son said: “It ap­pears the per­son in the car was ac­tu­ally a man­nequin.

“The per­son who di­alled 999 did the right thing as they could not gain ac­cess to the car and thought the per­son was not breath­ing.”

The crews were quickly stood down.

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