E-Comm has released its list of the most absurd 911 calls it received this year... and boy, are they stupid!
The list, provided by the service that co-ordinates emergency calls for southwest B.C., shows one caller asking for help to settle a dispute over a remote control. Another caller dialed up the emergency line because they couldn't fish their phone out of a trash can.
"What people don’t realize is that when they call 911 for information or any other reason that is not an emergency, they’re tying up valuable resources that are meant to be at-the-ready for people who are in serious need of help," Matthew Collins, an E-Comm 911 call-taker, said in a news release.
The service is reminding people that they should only turn to 911 when someone's health, safety or property is in jeopardy, or a crime is in progress.
Here are the calls, ranked from least to most ridiculous.
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