Hungover student sparks emergency services alert at University of East Anglia

Emergency services were called to the University of East Anglia. Pic: Norfolk Constabulary.

Emergency services were called to the University of East Anglia. Pic: Norfolk Constabulary. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

A University of East Anglia student who fell asleep in the shower and flooded his flat after a night on the tiles sparked an emergency services alert.

Two ambulances, an emergency response car and police were called to one of the halls of residence at the UEA campus at about 8am this morning, after reports a student had suffered a cardiac arrest.

Emergency services were told the man was unconscious and not breathing and the East of England Ambulance Service had vehicles on the scene within seven minutes.

But the student, who emergency services established had been drinking the night before, had simply fallen asleep in the shower, flooding the flat. He did not have to be taken to hospital.

Norwich police, who tweeted about the incident, urged people to drink responsibly.


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