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Ambulance sat nav 'not to blame' for UK boy's death

Corey Seymour went into cardiac arrest on the front lawn of his home

Press Association

BROMSGROVE, England — A sat nav fault which delayed an ambulance getting to the home of a nine-year-old boy who died after a severe asthma attack ``made no difference whatsoever'', a coroner said today.

Corey Seymour went into cardiac arrest on the front lawn of his home in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, after a ``sudden and catastrophic exacerbation'' of his asthma, an inquest heard today.

Full story: Ambulance sat nav 'not to blame' for UK boy's death

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Mackle Mart Mackle Mart Saturday, March 10, 2012 1:24:47 PM It is unfortunate about this kid's death, but I am happy that the coroner has stated publicly that it was not the fault of the paramedics, and in fact, that the actions of the on-scene paramedic gave the kid the best possible chance. I remember reading the original article, which, of course, made it seem as though the paramedics were completely at fault. I guess that is the reality of this job. If you do your job, and save someone, nobody cares or bothers to even say "thank you". If you do your job and the person dies, they immediately blame you, insult you, and suggest that you are a terrible human being.

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