Help! I need an ambulance. My pet goldfish is having breathing difficulties.
This is just one of many ridiculous calls received by under-pressure ambulance service staff, who have this week hit out at time-wasting residents.
East Midlands Ambulance Service has revealed examples of inappropriate calls in a bid to reduce the number they get.
a man high on drugs convinced he had been bitten by a snake while watching a wildlife programme
a parent of a child hit in the face by a snowball
a person shocked by the price of his gas bill.
Assistant operation director Richard Clayton has labeled the calls ‘disgraceful’ and has urged people to think twice before dialling 999.