Ambulance stuck in mud overnight
A BUNDABERG ambulance had that sinking feeling on Tuesday night when it became bogged on a callout to Moore Park Beach.
Paramedics were called to a home on Dorron Court that had received more than 675mm (27 inches) of rain in recent weeks.
Half way up the driveway the ambulance, which weighs almost three tonnes, was caught in thick mud and the vehicle sank up to the chassis.
RACQ was called but, upon arrival, said the crew would not even attempt to retrieve the vehicle.
Queensland Ambulance Service Burnett Coast Station acting officer-in-charge Warren Smith said a four-wheel drive rescue specialist was called to remove the vehicle, but after several attempts to remove it, also decided it was too dangerous to continue.
“We dispatched a four-wheel drive ambulance and paramedic to pick up the patient,” Mr Smith said.
The ambulance was out of action until after 10am yesterday, but Mr Smith said no services in the region were affected.
“The ambulance and crew were due to finish (the shift) not long after the incident, so it was fine,” Mr Smith said.