Warning to pranksters

Daily Echo: Warning to pranksters Warning to pranksters

FIREFIGHTERS have warned pranksters to think of the consequences before taking part in potentially dangerous dares after a major emergency operation was launched last night, wasting the precious time of the emergency services.

Two crews from Hightown and two from Eastleigh , along with four police cars and at least two coastguard units were sent to Weston Shore after three men were spotted waist deep in the water.

But when the emergency services got there, just before 8.30pm, it turned out that the three men, two aged in their teens, were not in any trouble and told police that it was a dare that had gone too far.

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4:32pm Tue 21 Aug 12

eurogordi says...

"after three men were spotted waist deep in the water"

Hmm. It's hot, it's summer and there are probably people standing waste deep in water near every beach in the country.

Who was really wasting the time of the emergency services ?

The three people standing in the water or the person who dialled 999 ?
"after three men were spotted waist deep in the water" Hmm. It's hot, it's summer and there are probably people standing waste deep in water near every beach in the country. Who was really wasting the time of the emergency services ? The three people standing in the water or the person who dialled 999 ? eurogordi

5:44pm Tue 21 Aug 12

The Music Man says...

whoever dialled 999 should be prosecuted for wasting the time of the emergency services.....
whoever dialled 999 should be prosecuted for wasting the time of the emergency services..... The Music Man

8:25pm Tue 21 Aug 12

bigal007 says...

The Music Man wrote:
whoever dialled 999 should be prosecuted for wasting the time of the emergency services.....
to true !!
[quote][p][bold]The Music Man[/bold] wrote: whoever dialled 999 should be prosecuted for wasting the time of the emergency services.....[/p][/quote]to true !! bigal007

8:30am Wed 22 Aug 12

Bassett Boy says...

I've been waist deep in the water at Weston Shore before.
I never received the attention of 4 fire crews 4 police cars & 2 Coastguard units!
Seems a bit of an overkill response to me. No wonder the emergency services cost so much!
I've been waist deep in the water at Weston Shore before. I never received the attention of 4 fire crews 4 police cars & 2 Coastguard units! Seems a bit of an overkill response to me. No wonder the emergency services cost so much! Bassett Boy

12:13pm Wed 22 Aug 12

G0Rf says...

the water at weston shore is discusting, its oil stained all of the rocks/stones on the shore.
Why dont Esso Fawley & BP Hamble clean it up?

Waste of a beach, 1000's of people from southampton go to Bournemouth every summer when we could have a perfectly good beach on our doorsteps if it was cleaned up?
the water at weston shore is discusting, its oil stained all of the rocks/stones on the shore. Why dont Esso Fawley & BP Hamble clean it up? Waste of a beach, 1000's of people from southampton go to Bournemouth every summer when we could have a perfectly good beach on our doorsteps if it was cleaned up? G0Rf

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