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Paramedic car is repaired after social media cry for help

PUBLISHED: 18:07 10 December 2019 | UPDATED: 08:47 11 December 2019

Al Moore issues a plea for help on Facebook after getting a flat tyre in Fakenham. Picture: Al Moore

Al Moore issues a plea for help on Facebook after getting a flat tyre in Fakenham. Picture: Al Moore

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A NARS paramedic has praised the sense of community on a local Facebook page after his car broke down.

Al Moore posted on a Fakenham Facebook group to help him get his NARS vehicle back on the road. Picture: Al MooreAl Moore posted on a Fakenham Facebook group to help him get his NARS vehicle back on the road. Picture: Al Moore

A volunteer paramedic has thanked members of a Facebook page for getting his car back on the road after being told he would have to wait three hours for roadside recovery.

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Al Moore volunters for the Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service (NARS). After going into town to pick up some equipment he felt that his car steering was strange. He pulled over on Wells Road in Fakenham and saw the back right tyre was complete deflated. He made a call to the RAC, who told him it would be a three hours before someone could get to him.

The volunteer paramedic took the matter into his own hands, posting a picture of the flat tyre on the Facebook group The Original Fakenham Community Notice Board, asking if anyone could help. He got several replies in just a few minutes and soon someone had helped get him back on the road.

Simon Read who work for the East of England Ambulance service came to Mr. Moore's aid after seeing him on the side of the road in Fakenham and on the Facebook page. Picture: Al MooreSimon Read who work for the East of England Ambulance service came to Mr. Moore's aid after seeing him on the side of the road in Fakenham and on the Facebook page. Picture: Al Moore

Mr Moore added: "Communities helping themselves is one of the reasons I signed up for NARS."

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