There’s Some Really Sick People In This Town #9

Welcome to another instalment of this irregular series of posts about that other side of humanity.

In order to save lives, an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician AKA as an ambulance technician) is supposed to arrive at the scene of the emergency as soon possible, if not sooner.

I present you such an EMT, Owen McLauchlan who works in Moray, Scotland.

Owen has no doubt driven his ambulance many a times to those in dire need of medical assistance.

I present you such a person in need, Mandy Mathieson.

Mandy, a 33-year old accounts technician on her way to becoming an accountant, was found not breathing due to a heart attack.

Bobby Taylor, her life partner for 5 years now, placed the emergency call to get Mandy the medical help she desperately needed.

Then as he waited for that help, Bobby tried to resuscitate her.

It took more than 20 minutes for the ambulance to arrive which is quite a long time when every second counts.

& some time later a medical helicopter arrived as well.

But by then it was too late.

If only that first ambulance could have gotten there sooner, things might’ve turned out different for Mandy.

However, it wasn’t EMT Owen McLauchlan who drove up there that day.

Had he been able to, he would have arrived in less than 5 minutes but he couldn’t.

Because even though the initial emergency call was put through to him, Owen chose to ignore it…

…as he was on his break 😯

I guess every second does count when it’s your own free time.

& just in case you think I made it all up, here’s the odd link o’ truth.


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