Florida Woman Dead after Botched 911 Call


| Thursday, March 11, 2010

PUNTA GORDA - A 9-1-1 dispatcher is on administrative leave, accused of mishandling a call that ended in a woman's death. Police say the dispatcher waited 14 minutes to send an ambulance to a 91-year-old woman who went into cardiac arrest.

"What we do know is there was a 14-minute delay in responding, sending an ambulance to the scene," said Punta Gorda Police Chief Albert Arenal. "At this time the dispatcher in question is on administrative leave."

Punta Gorda Communication Supervisor Nancy Morris answered the 9-1-1 call Friday night. The caller stated a 91-year-old woman was in cardiac arrest.

That woman was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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