Public Praised for Snow Rescue

AMBULANCE crews have commended residents for their community spirit, after their vehicle got stuck in the snow when they were responding to a 999 call on Saturday. The ambulance service was alerted to a private address in Quantock Close in Stevenage short

AMBULANCE crews have commended residents for their community spirit, after their vehicle got stuck in the snow when they were responding to a 999 call on Saturday.

The ambulance service was alerted to a private address in Quantock Close in Stevenage shortly after 10am.

While the crew was attempting to leave the street the ambulance became stuck on a hill.

Student ambulance paramedic, Ian Taylor, said: "I was trying to leave for Lister Hospital but the ambulance would not budge."


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A second ambulance was called and took the patient to Lister.

Ian said: "I was then greeted by several members of the public who live in the street, and they were armed with spades, shovels and buckets of grit.

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"They were all amazing and helpful and began digging out the ice and snow and their help was much appreciated."

He added: "This was an excellent show of the community working together and I cannot thank them enough for helping us out.

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