A resident is accused of being selfish after being told they were awakened by an ambulance to attend to a patient near them. 999 chiefs stated that messages like these really do affect one’s morale.

  • Southampton resident is labelled’selfish’ for complaining about the air ambulance
  • A helicopter woke the homeowner at 4am and he moaned.
  • Many social media users came to aid the defence of an air rescue charity. 

After complaining about being awakened by an ambulance in the wee hours of the morning, a homeowner from the South of England was called’selfish.

Southampton resident asked Hampshire Air Ambulance for explanations as to why they flew at 4am.

The charity rescue was being considered ‘inconsiderate’ by them.

The complaint was shared by the air ambulance team, who said that while they always do everything possible to assist people, messages such as this can seriously affect team morale.

A homeowner in the south of England was branded 'selfish' after they complained about being woken up by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance during the early hours of the morning (File image)

After complaining about being awakened by the Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Hampshire Air Ambulance in the wee hours of the morning, a homeowner from the South of England was called’selfish’. (File photo)

“We regret that the helicopter has to wake people in the night. However, it’s not our intent to interrupt our evening but instead save someone’s lives.

Social media users from more than 2000 countries rushed to defend the air ambulance, claiming they were “gobsmacked” by the moaning resident.

Tweeter Cheryl MGrory stated: “Anyone with common-sense would know that at 4am, you’re flying to an emergency.

“So many selfish individuals in the universe.”

The moaning resident asked the charity rescue service to 'explain' why it was flying over their house at 4am

A moaning resident requested that the charity rescue team ‘explain why’ it flew over their home at 4am.

The air ambulance service said it was 'sorry' but messages like this affected their 'team's morale'

Although the air ambulance service apologized, they said that messages such as these had a negative impact on their morale.

This social media user said he would be increasing his monthly donation to his local air ambulance service because of the message

The message inspired this social media user to announce that he was increasing the monthly donation to his local air-ambulance service.

Another user on Twitter said he wouldn't mind if an air ambulance flew as low as it liked over his house

One Twitter user stated that he’d be happy for an air ambulance to fly as low as possible over his house.

Social media user Mark, originally from Yorkshire, said he was 'utterly gobsmacked' by the inconsiderate text

Mark is a social media user originally from Yorkshire who said that the text was inconsiderate.

Cheryl McGrory said 'anyone with common sense would know at 4am you are flying for an emergency'

Cheryl McGrory claimed that ‘anyone who has common sense would have known at 4am when you are going to fly for an emergency.’

Phill Holding also wrote, “I’m not from your region, but if any air rescue team would like to fly at all times over my house to save a person’s life please let me know.”

Another user on Twitter stated, “I will increase the monthly donation that I make to my local Air Ambulance!”

And they concluded: “Ignore the haters!” They are heroes who save lives! You are lifesaving heroes! 

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance said it was 'genuinely overwhelmed' by thousands of 'kind replies'

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance stated that they were ‘genuinely overwhelmed by’ thousands of kind responses.

Hampshire Air Ambulance, Isle of Wight Air Ambulance stated that they were overwhelmed by the overwhelming support.

“Sadly, this is not the first complaint we have had like this. It probably will be our last. But it’s comforting to know that you’re there for us.

“Thanks for your support.”