Medics responding to an ’emergency’ were stunned when the inanimate victim they had been called out to rescue turned out to be a mannequin’s legs poking out from under a bush.
The incident took place in the city of Olsztyn in the north-eastern Polish region of Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship when an anonymous call was placed with the emergency services.
They responded to the 112 call despite not having much information about the caller or the ‘victim’.
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When paramedics arrived on the scene, instead of finding a person to rescue, they were stumped to find a mannequin’s legs sticking out from under the bushes.
The model’s legs were dressed in jeans, socks and shoes and looked like a motionless body.
Krzysztof Jurolajc, a spokesman for the Provincial Emergency Service Station, told local media: “In such cases, rescuers are obliged to react immediately.”
Jurolajc said that they are unsure whether the emergency call was genuine or perhaps an inappropriate prank, adding: “The person who reported this case showed extreme carelessness.”
Netizen ‘Piotr Kucper’ joked: “Rescuers will be back again when the top half of the mannequin jumps from a roof later on.”
While ‘Miko Tomas’ wrote: “It has shoes so it must be alive!”