Infant dies after D.C. Fire and EMS crew is sent to wrong address

Sevyn Schatzman-Chase was two days old when she stopped breathing; her mother dialed 911 and her father started chest compressions


By Leila Merrill

WASHINGTON — An infant died after D.C. Fire and EMS first responders were sent to the wrong address.

Sevyn Schatzman-Chase was two days old when she stopped breathing in the middle of the night on July 3, NBCWashington reported.

The baby’s father, Dalante Chase, “handed her to me. I looked down at her and I was, like, she’s purple, and I told him to do something, so I called 911 while he started doing chest compressions on her,” Shartise Schatzman said.

Schatzman said she is certain she provided the correct address.

An internal document obtained by News4 shows the following timeline of events: The call came in at 2:26:55 a.m. July 3, three units were heading to the 2100 block of Savannah Street. About 10 minutes later, the call was updated with the address on Savanah Terrace.

The family lives on Savanah Terrace.

Medic 25 arrived there at 2:38:49 a.m.

Schatzman told WUSA9 that she said she first learned about the miscommunication at the Office of Unified Command from Dave Statter, who operates the website Statter911.com and was first to report the incident.

D.C. officials told News4 that the baby’s cause and manner of death have not been determined.

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