A couple who lay entombed for 10 days under tons of mud after their car was buried by a landslide were not found sooner because it was a ‘busy weekend’, police said yesterday.
Rescue services closed a tunnel hit by a huge landslide unaware that Rosemary Snell and her companion were in their car crushed beneath the rubble.
So… Police are responsible for rescuing people now too?
Even from 200-tons of mud and soil? With what?
a 6-inch collapsible shovel?
Even though the Fire-service (the rescue specialists) had scanned the mud pile with infra-red search kit and stated it was clear?
Really? It’s down to us?
So, by that measure, our job fails (for the record…I don’t think Trumpton failed… I know what they are like- they just WILL NOT leave a scene even if there is a tiny suspicion someone is not accounted for…) we can lay the blame at someone else?
I didn’t think so…
Well…now the IPCC are called in… I can imagine the investigation…
“so officer…why did you leave the scene?”
“err… Because the fire/rescue said there wasn’t anyone under the rubble…”
“did you check?”
“we don’t have shovels…”