Illegally parked cars block two emergency responses to drowning
At 4 pm on Sunday, the ambulance and emergency service received an SOS alarm. A middle-aged man was close to drowning between Revhaken and Yngsjö seaside. Other swimmers rescued him and brought him ashore.
”It's terrible; it's the law of the jungle.”Thomas Nordin, Officer at the emergency services for Skåne northeast
The emergency services and the ambulance had a very difficult time driving to the beach.
– Because of all the parked cars. It's terrible, it's the law of the jungle, says Thomas Nordin, Officer with the emergency services for Skåne northeast.
Jörgen Mårtensson is a lieutenant at the emergency services in Åhus.
– We could just about get through with our fire engine, he says.
– It's a disaster. It's not only here; it's the same at Snickarhaken, Revhaken and Äspet.
Both the emergency services and the ambulance were delayed.
– We were delayed three to four minutes. These are crucial minutes.
At 5.15 pm another alarm about a drowning was raised at Åhus Bridge. A floating dock had overturned. There was a risk that some swimmers may have ended up under it.
Once again, overcrowding was a major problem.
– Ambulance and emergency services were unable to get to the bridge because there were so many people says Jimmy Modin, Spokesman for the police in Region Syd.
The police had to help the rescue crew to get to both emergencies.