At 08:19am yesterday, BBC Scotland cast their nets for a bad news story on ambulance times. 12 hours later they had landed a big one and posted/broadcast the above story of a woman who did experience a long wait, whose family will have been distraught but who did not die.
One of those relatives went to the media with the story. He’s not a first-timer. In 2018:
Under the Edinburgh News headline ‘Anglers rescue pair from drowning in Linlithgow Loch‘ and this image:
A quick-thinking taxi driver who missed the first half of the England vs Sweden match after pulling a drowning mum-of-three out of Linlithgow Loch has denied that he’s a hero and admitted the rescue saved him Â£50.
Robert Ewing had plans to place a hefty bet on the showdown quarter-final on Saturday but missed his chance after carrying out the dramatic rescue with friend and fellow fisherman Ian Dobbie.
After spending a morning angling on the loch, Robert, from Carrick Knowe, noticed a couple with three children wading in the loch near where he docked his rowing boat at around 2pm. He shouted a warning that they shouldn’t be swimming because of poisonous algae and dangerous weeds in the shallows.https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/anglers-rescue-pair-drowning-linlithgow-loch-277467
Attention seeking? Political affiliations?