Ambulance crew sent to mannequin in car

  • 12 February 2013
  • From the section Essex

Paramedics called to help a woman feared dead in a locked car arrived to find it was actually a mannequin.

Air and land ambulances were sent to Milton Road in Harwich at 07:40 GMT.

A member of the public dialled 999 because they saw what they thought was a person not breathing.

Gary Sanderson, of the East of England Ambulance Service, said: "Following assessments at the scene, it appears the person in the car was actually a mannequin."

He added: "This is a very unusual incident our crews attended this morning and the person who dialled 999 did the right thing."

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