Hundreds of partygoers treated for hypothermia at Queen’s River Pageant… in JUNE!
It’s been reported today that “hundreds” of partygoers who crowded around the River Thames on Saturday for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant had to be treated in hospital for hypothermia… in June!
In a Welcome To Britain, It’s Always This Crap sort of a way, overseas tourists were among those treated after some had camped out in order to ensure a good spot for the pageant which saw a flotilla of thousands of boats putting on a display for the celebrations.
The Sun reports, “They had to stand for hours in a downpour with biting winds and temperatures well below normal for June.
“Medics had set up mobile clinics along the route to deal with casualties and they were kept busy all day…”
A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service revealed that a total of 548 people were treated by paramedics or first-aiders after becoming unwell during the event. Of those, 101 people were taken to hospital.
Among those affected by the horrible weather conditions were 46 participants on the boats, and a member of the Royal College of Music Chamber Choir.
A spokesman for the college said, “One of our singers was really cold, and against her wishes, one of the people on the boat insisted she was looked over by a paramedic.
“But she was completely fine and allowed to go home under her own steam.”
The London Ambulance Service spokesman added, “People were very wet and very cold, but none were very serious.”
It’s such a shame that the weather was so horrific, given how lovely it was the weekend before it.
Were you in London this weekend? If so, let us know how it went for you, assuming your fingers haven’t dropped off from frostbite.