Paramedics receive call about woman covered in snow, frozen — arrive to find something was off

December 18, 2017 4:25 pm Last Updated: December 19, 2017 3:01 am

Emergency personnel get their fair share of bizarre calls from people who need rescuing from an unfortunate situation, but this one might be the first of its kind, at least for the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Katie Tudor, a paramedic with WMAS, and her team recently responded to a call about a woman in distress. When they arrived on the scene they realized the “woman” didn’t actually need any help.

Tudor shares some of the things she encounters as a paramedic on her Twitter page.

A concerned citizen called emergency services after passing by and seeing what appeared to be a woman sitting perfectly still on a park bench. Not only did she appear frozen, but she was also covered in snow.

Tudor and her team drove to Brampton Park in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England and found their patient waiting for them. When they approached her they realized something was a bit off.

The woman on the bench in need of help was actually a statue.

A WMAS spokesperson told ITV News, “The woman who called us had good intentions, but it’s unfortunate that she didn’t go over to check first that it wasn’t a statue.”

Tudor admitted that she and her crew feared the worst on their way to answer the call, but were thankful when they arrived and saw the statue known as Lady in the Park.

According to ITV News, the statue depicts a woman reading a letter informing her a family member died in the war. It was installed for the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I and has been in the park since November 2014.

This call was perhaps one of the strangest one Tudor ever answered.

Many laughed at Tudor’s photo on Twitter while others seemed to shake their head, wishing the well-meaning citizen had at least tried to approach the woman before calling an ambulance.

Other paramedics responded with similar stories.

Apparently Tudor wasn’t the only one who had to make sure a statue was not in distress.

People have called about this statue standing in the water a few times.

And of course there was someone who asked if Tudor could check up on another statue.

The lesson here? If you see someone that you think is in distress, you should probably check to make sure they’re not a statue, then call emergency services.