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March 19, 2009

Paramedics turned away in Richardson ski accident

By Ingrid Peritz
globeandmail.com


AP Photo/Joel Ryan/file
Actress Natasha Richardson with partner Liam Neeson.
MONTREAL — A potentially life-saving ambulance was dispatched to the ski hill where actress Natasha Richardson suffered a critical fall on Monday, but the emergency workers were turned away and told they weren't needed, a paramedic says.

Yves Coderre, director of operations at the company which sent the medics to Mont Tremblant, says ski patrollers requested an ambulance after Ms. Richardson had fallen and suffered serious injuries.

The medical workers rushed to the hill but told they were unneeded, Mr. Coderre said in an interview, citing preliminary information he has received.

Full Story: Richardson may have thought she was fine

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