Medic 'shocked' over emergency call for dead dog
The caller hung up before the dispatcher could get details on the patient who was 'fitting;' the medic rushed to what she though was a potentially life threatening situation
PRESTON, United Kingdom — A paramedic said she was “shocked” to be called out to a potentially life threatening emergency only to discover that the patient was, in fact, a dog.
Earlier this week the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, received a 999 call from an address in Preston, reporting a male was fitting, but, before the dispatcher could take any more details, the caller hung up and did not answer follow-up calls.
Fearing the worst a paramedic was sent to the address, racing through traffic, using blue lights and sirens, to the scene of the emergency.
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