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Officials investigate canceled emergency response

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials are investigating why an Atlanta 911
operator canceled an emergency team responding to a call of a
collapsed 16-year-old.

Last week, Antoine Marc Williams collapsed in a classroom at Benjamin E. Mays High School.

Atlanta fire department paramedics were immediately dispatched but were called back seven minutes later.

A private ambulance crew sent by Grady Memorial Hospital around
the same time arrived in nine minutes and tried to save the teen's
life.

Fire department paramedics, dispatched again after being
recalled, took 35 minutes to get there.

Williams went into cardiac arrest in the ambulance and died
hours later.

A police spokeswoman declined to comment until the investigation
is done.

A fire department spokesman said he didn't know why the
call was canceled.


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