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Resource ID: #12619
Subject: Emergency Medical Services
Source: Times (Munster, Ind.)
Date: 1995-08-16



The Times reports on a 2 1/2-year - old boy who slipped away, unnoticed from his parents and was found some time later floating in the family's backyard swimming pool. The family called 911, only to have an experienced police department dispatcher mishandle the emergency call and transfer it to a neighboring police department, wasting valuable time. When the ambulance arrived they took the toddler to the hospital, but he died about a day later.

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