Ambulance ‘stuck in mud’ on roadside in Gedling sparks rescue operation – Gedling Eye

Rescue crews were called out to assist an ambulance which had reportedly become stuck in mud by the side of a road in Gedling during the early hours of this morning (Friday, 19). Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue teams were on the scene at around 4.30am to help stabilise the vehicle and ensure it didn’t topple over after it ran into difficulties on a patch of grass near the bottom of Priory Road and Apple Tree Lane. Tape was placed around the scene to keep pedestrians away while the rescue operation took place.

The emergency vehicle was finally removed and put onto a recovery truck at around 10.30am. A spokesman for Notts Fire & Rescue told Gedling Eye: “We were called out to assist an ambulance at 4.33am this morning after it had become stuck in a precarious position.

PICTURED: Fire crews at the scene in the early hours of the morning (PHOTO: Abbey Spendlove)

Ambulance ‘stuck in mud’ on roadside in Gedling sparks rescue operation - Gedling Eye

PHOTO: Sharleen Whiley

Ambulance ‘stuck in mud’ on roadside in Gedling sparks rescue operation - Gedling Eye

PICTURED: Rescue teams try to remove the ambulance from the mud (PHOTO: Mark Kight)

“Crews stabilised it until a recovery crew could attend the scene and remove it. Crews from Arnold, Carlton and Highfields were in attendance.”

Ambulance Operations Manager for the Nottingham Division of EMAS, Wendy Bainbridge said: “One of our ambulances got into difficulty at the side of a road in Gedling in the early hours of the morning.

“There were no patients on board and the crew came to no harm.

They informed our control room and recovery of the vehicle was arranged.”