Who You Gonna Call?


It took two days and 10 calls to 911 before an ambulance arrived at Curtis Mitchell's home in Hazelwood, Pennsylvania. By then, he wasn't breathing and was cold to the touch. Paramedics tried to revive him, but it was too late. City officials blame snow covered-roads and a large volume of calls for their failure to reach Mitchell—who was complaining of abdominal pains—sooner. After three of the calls, ambulances got to within blocks of his home, close enough for those inside to see them. Officials say the snow made it impossible to get closer and they asked Mitchell to walk out to meet paramedics but he couldn't. No word on why they didn't walk the rest of the way to get him.