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Here's the Audio of That 911 Dispatcher Snoring During an Emergency Call


"Oh...I don't know what to do."

By now you've probably heard about the 911 dispatcher in Maryland who fell asleep on the job and was caught snoring when someone called in. But you may not have heard the actual audio. We have it for you.

WUSA-TV explains the transcript of the incident that happened on April 4:

Caller: "Hello? Hello? Hello?"

Sleeping Dispatcher: (deep snore)

9-1-1 Call-Taker: "Hey ma'am... is fire n' rescue there?"

The 9-1-1 call came from a woman in a Rockville condo just after midnight on April 4th. Her husband was having trouble breathing and he was turning blue.

The call-taker quickly transferred her to a dispatcher, but quickly realized something wasn't right.

Call-Taker: "OK, hold on one second ma'am. Let me try and get them on the line again."

Caller: "OK. Oh... "

Sleeping Dispatcher: (deep snore)

During the call, sounds of snoring are heard from the background, that are apparently coming from a sleeping dispatcher. The call-taker finds another dispatcher to help the woman who eventually starts to panic.

Caller: "Oh... He's blue again."

Dispatcher: "OK, can you tilt his head back?"

Caller: "Yes, but he's... Oh he's..."

Sleeping Dispatcher: (snore)

Caller: "Oh... I don't know what to do."

There's also confusion over who's snoring during the call.

Dispatcher: "Is the blueness going away?"

Sleeping Dispatcher: (snore)

Caller: "Uh... To me, it's... Looks not good to me... "

Dispatcher: "OK, he's still making those noises."

Sleeping Dispatcher: (snore)...

Caller: "Yes."

Dispatcher: "OK, help is on the way."

Here's what it sounded like:

The dispatcher was apparently 17 hours into a 24-hour shift.

"The employee was immediately taken from the floor and placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the inquiry," the local fire chief said.

The patient was eventually taken to the hospital and eventually released.

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