ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP)- A woman who called 911 after her husband was unable to breathe found a snoring Maryland dispatcher at the other end of the line.
The woman called 911 from her Montgomery County home on April 4. According to a recording of the call, she repeatedly says "hello" but gets no reply. A second dispatcher intervenes and gives her first aid advice as the first dispatcher can be heard snoring. The man was later taken to a hospital.
The slumbering dispatcher did eventually wake up and ask for the caller's address. He was apparently unaware the caller had been on the line for about six minutes.
The employee was removed and placed on administrative leave. The dispatcher was a uniformed firefighter who was 17 hours into a 24-hour shift.