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June 07, 2013

Detroit family loses loved one, questions EMS response time

The Detroit Fire Department is investigating why it took EMS crew nearly 20 minutes to respond to the family's home

DETROIT — An investigation is underway into why it took nearly 20 minutes for an EMS crew to arrive at the home of a man who was struggling to breath.

The family of Robert Poff, 46, are in shock and praying over their loss of him. He died in his home on Cameron Street near 8 Mile Road in Detroit.

Thursday at 5:45 a.m., Robert's wife Joann saw that her husband seemed to have stopped breathing. A 911 dispatcher was coaching her on giving him CPR. "They said, we hear a faint breathing. It is faint, but we are hearing a faint breathing," said Joann Poff.

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