Ambulance picks up hitchhikers in 999 Cornwall call

Hitchhikers 'get ride in ambulance' on 999 call to hospital
Ambulance picks up hitchers in 999 dash (Picture: File)

An ambulance on a 999 dash to hospital picked up two hitchhikers along the way.

Grandad Glenn Buscombe, 60, was suffering from a blood clot when – en-route to the hospital – two people climbed into the emergency vehicle.

A woman got into the back with Mr Buscombe, while her boyfriend sat in the front, according to the The Sun.

He told the newspaper: ‘It was a race against time. I couldn’t believe it.

‘The couple looked like they’d had a few beers and missed their lift home.

‘My toes were going black and the woman asked what was wrong with me. I said, “how the hell do I know – I haven’t been to hospital yet”.

‘The paramedic in the back with me looked as confused as I was.’

The hitchers were dropped off at a garage in Saltash, Cornwall.

Mr Buscombe has since made a successful recovery.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said it was investigating and that ‘the trust takes all complaints seriously’.

10 June 2014 | 12:38 pm – Source:

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