A man is lucky to be alive after calling an ambulance to his Braddon property last night.
The 33 year old rang emergency triple zero (000) just after 9 o’clock when he started experiencing an asthma attack.
When the ACT Ambulance Service crew arrived at Dooring Street property they had trouble gaining access to the apartment complex because of security measures in place at the building.
The intensive care paramedics had to get the attention of other occupants to let them inside.
When they arrived at the man’s apartment, the patient collapsed and lost consciousness before he could open the door so the crew were forced to break it down to start treating him.
They managed to bring the man back then rushed him to Calvary Hospital in a critical condition where he is now recovering.
The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) have received a total of ten calls for help as a result of the wet weather today.
No major damage has been reported at this stage.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating a 31-year-old male bushwalker for facial injuries on Mt Ainslie Drive, Ainslie.
Crews have reached the patient near the top of the lookout and will shortly transport the male to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 10.44am.
ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service have attended a two vehicle accident at intersection of Well Station and Gungahlin Drives, Mitchell.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have transported two males, both approx six-years of age, to The Canberra Hospital. One patient with minor injuries and one taken for assessment.
Firefighters and intensive care paramedics assisted in releasing a child from a vehicle who was trapped by confinement. Firefighters also assisted in driving the ambulance to hospital while intensive care paramedics treated both patients en-route.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 5.02pm.
ACT Fire Brigade has extinguished a fire involving two vehicles on a driveway on Wanliss Street, Latham.
Two fire pumpers contained the fire to the vehicles and a nearby fence.
Estimated damage $5,000.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 1.25am.
Cause of fire unknown and will be investigated by ACT Fire Brigade.