BUNDABERG paramedics en route to a call-out were forced to make a detour because of an act of sheer stupidity.
QAS senior operations supervisor Martin Kelly said paramedics travelling back from a case in Kensington last night were forced to change course after pranksters placed witches hats and flashing lights near Norgrove Rd off the Isis Hwy.
"Thankfully it didn't impact our response to the case but the situation could have been very different," Mr Kelly said.
"The silliness is, because they probably live in the area, the people they are actually affecting are their family and neighbours."
Mr Kelly warned that what may seem like a harmless prank could have far-reaching consequences.
"People think this is a funny thing to do but there are serious consequences," he said.
Mr Kelly said every second counted when paramedics were responding to an emergency.
The NewsMail understands there are some roadworks happening on a nearby street.
Mr Kelly believes the culprits likely removed the witches hats and flashing lights from that area.
He said QAS contacted Bundaberg Regional Council who responded swiftly to the scene to clear the hazard.
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