Dummy run for air ambulance

Paramedics and an air ambulance reacting to reports of a person locked in a car and not breathing at Harwich in Essex discovered it was a just dummy when they arrived at the scene.

East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) crews were alerted at 7.40am to Milton Road in Harwich to a person believed to be unconscious in a car.

“Following assessments at the scene, it appears the person in the car was actually a mannequin. This is a very unusual incident our crews attended this morning and 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."

– Gary Sanderson, East of England Ambulance Service

Mr Sanderson added the mannequin had been found in "bizarre" circumstances.

It was sitting upright in the rear seat, fully dressed and with a blanket wrapped around it.