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Live crash victim pronounced dead

Two ambulance crew members called to a road crash in Norfolk have been disciplined after pronouncing a man dead while he was still breathing.

An ambulance service manager said the crew had covered Artur Palchimowicz, 22, with a tarpaulin.

A policeman lifted it and realised the injured man was still breathing.

Mr Palchimowicz, from Diss, died in hospital after the crash near Norwich in December, the East of England Ambulance Service spokeswoman said.

She said both members of the ambulance crew were suspended and given extra training before returning to work.



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