'It's a waste of our time' - Tynemouth Life Brigade called out on hoax call from phone box
The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade has slammed a hoax caller that reported a fake cardiac arrest on a beach.
The volunteer brigade were called out by the Coastguard on Saturday afternoon after receiving a report of a man in cardiac arrest at the south end of Tynemouth Longsands with CPR being performed.
The Coastguard deployed the brigade and informed the North East Ambulance Service but held reservations over the incident as the call had been made from a phone box around half a mile away from the beach.
It was also the only call made reporting the so-called casualty despite the beach... read more
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