Paramedic who rushed to help 'collapsed woman' finds a dying pigeon

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A paramedic was left spitting feathers after rushing to help a collapsed woman - only to find it was a pigeon that needed treatment.

Rachel Lack arrived on scene in Southall, in West London to find the dying bird, with a crowd gathered round it.

A language barrier meant the call handler in the control room believed the patient was a woman - not a pigeon - in need of help.

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