thirdcrank wrote:Whenever I read anything like this, I think about my own experiences. It's mentioned in one of the links that it was still daylight when the first report was received. Now, anybody with an iota of experience of searching for people reported missing knows that full use must be made of any remaining daylight. But this isn't an MFH report: there should be no question of searching for somebody reported as having been found. Nor were they found in remote moorland: no need for the finder to spell out SOS in the snow for the benefit of the helicopter. This was in Kingston-upon-Hull - according to wiki a city of 250,000 people. The simple point is that there were insufficient personnel available to cope with demand. Rationing by queuing has led to this death.
You're taking the police line that there was insufficient personnel, we know police lie to cover their arses. I KNOW for a fact that police officers were in the near vicinity doing not very much, something that was very low priority. They were doing a low level policing job 10 minutes walk away at around the same time the call was made, so why weren't police pulled from a low priority scenario of people exiting from a sports arena to one of high priority?
The insufficient personnel just doesn't hold water, police standing around doing pretty much nothing a few minutes away is not insufficient personnel!
if they couldn't attend why didn't they call for an ambulance at least?
Humberside Police are a disgrace.