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Emergency call

Man dies after being denied an ambulance

Published onsdag 13 april 2011 kl 12.16

A 23-year-old man died as a result of a ruptured spleen, despite being in contact with emergency services three times. When the man called 112, the national emergency number, a nurse decided he wasn’t sick enough to get an ambulance.

When the man called for the third time SOS Alarm asked a doctor to call up and talk to him. But even though the 23-year-old didn’t answer his phone, they decided not to send an ambulance. A neighbour later found the man dead.

The man’s parents have now reported SOS Alarm and Stockholm County to police.

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