Emergency service operators reveal bizarre calls

Emergency service operators have revealed some of the bizarre calls they have to deal with on a daily basis.

Since it started 80 years ago in 1937, the vital service has to deal with countless prank and bizarre calls on a daily basis, and throughout the years the calls have only gotten stranger.

According to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, one operator claimed they once received a call saying "there's a seagull with a broken arm", whilst and another revealed the emergency was simply someone was trapped on the top bunk of their bed and were unable to get down.

Telephone provider British Telecom revealed more than 97 per cent of calls to the emergency services are now answered within five seconds, whilst a whopping 62 per cent of calls made by members of the public currently come from mobile phones.

However, a staggering 35 per cent of calls do not involve actual requests for help, and can often lead to a waste of the emergency service's valuable time.