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January 16, 2013

Man says his father died waiting for ambulance

The man's father died on New Year's Eve, the day dozens of DC firefighters called out sick

NBC Washington

WASHINGTON — In an exclusive interview, a D.C. man told News4 that his father died on New Year's Eve while waiting 40 minutes for an ambulance to arrive -- the same night that dozens of D.C. firefighters called out sick.

Durand Ford Jr. told News4's Shomari Stone that his father, Durand Ford Sr., went into cardiac arrest on New Year's Eve and his family called 911 around 1 a.m. to request assistance.

"We're even more saddened because of the circumstances that surround my father's death," Ford said.

Full story: Son: Father Died Waiting for D.C. Ambulance

 

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