Family: Slow medic response contributed to son's death
The family says the dispatcher repeatedly asked for an exact address despite having the name of the school
LOS ANGELES — A family says that a slow response time by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics contributed to the death of a 16-year-old, CBS Los Angeles reports.
Jesus Zambrano's family continues to mourn his sudden loss. He died in December 2012 and they continue to insist his loss was unnecessary, the station reports. In the 911 call made by Nelson Rivas, Zambrano's soccer coach, he is heard frantically trying to get a dispatcher to send paramedics to the soccer field of the Wilmington Middle School - only the coach doesn't know the exact address.
The dispatcher can be heard saying, "Okay, that's not an address, sir. That's just the name of the school."