June 26th, 2009
06:24 PM ET

The 911 call

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/26/michael.jackson/art.hospital.x17.jpg caption="Michael Jackson arrives at UCLA Medical Center on Thursday."]

The audiotape of the emergency phone call to 911 from Michael Jackson’s home was released today by the Los Angeles City Fire Department. The caller on the line says Jackson is unconscious.

June 25th 2009, at 2:25pm

911: Fire and paramedic 33, what is your emergency?

CALLER: We need an ambulance as soon as possible sir, its 100 north carol wood drive Los Angeles California 90077.

911: Sir what is the phone number you are calling from and what happened?

CALLER: We have a gentleman here that needs help he is not breathing we tried pumping him.

911: How old is he?

CALLER: He is 50 years old sir.

911: He is unconscious not breathing?

CALLER: Yes, he is not conscious sir.

911: Is he on the floor?

CALLER: He is on the bed.

911: Let’s get him on the floor. I'm gonna help you with CPR right now. We are on our way there, did anyone see him?

CALLER: Yes we have a personal doctor here, sir but he is not responding to anything, no CPR or anything.

911: Well we are on our way there if your guy is a doctor, he has a higher authority than me and he is there on scene. Did anyone witness what happened?

CALLER: No just the doctor, sir, he was the only one here.

911: Did you see what happened?"

CALLER: If you can please—

911: We are on our way, I’m just passing the questions on to my paramedics.

CALLER: He is pumping his chest, but he is not responding to anything.

911: We are less than a mile away, we will be there shortly.

CALLER: Thank you.

911: OK, call us back if you need any help.

CALLER: Thank you sir.

Filed under: Michael Jackson
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. shay

    Anyone who is trained in CPR knows that the person has to be on a hard surface not a soft bed for it to be effective. And how was there no trauma when almost always ribs are cracked or broken while performing CPR and if no puse was felt within the first few minutes that it is usually not effective. lAre we going to find out just who made the 911 call and what the Dr's response was when asked what happened by the 911 operator? If the Dr was truly duing CPR then he should lose his license for being a quack trying to perform it on a bed and not the floor or with a backboard. Very disappointed in his dad Joe's response by saying that he is the greatest superstar ever which although may be true he should have been grieving more and mentioned how the family just lost their loved one and that everyones love, prayers, and support is well appreciated. If I had just lost my son no matter how great he was I would not be thinking of what a superstar he was or ever will be, I would be devestated and mourning deeply with the appreciation of support of all his fans.

    June 28, 2009 at 3:59 am |
  2. Isabel, Brazil

    Mysteries, mysteries and more mysteries!
    With Michael Jackson could be different?

    June 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm |
  3. Tammy, Berwick, LA

    I said when Heath Ledger died. What reason is there for people to know every detail about a famous person's final moments and death? Take away the fame, and they are someone's somebody. That needs to be respected more than the need for fans to know every detail (whether it's real or pure speculation).

    June 26, 2009 at 7:40 pm |
  4. Annie Kate

    I wonder why the doctor didn't have Michael on the floor to begin with – a bed has too much give in it to be able to do CPR effectively. You need a firm surface so you are actually pumping on his heart and not just pushing him more into the mattress. That doctor should have known that – its one of the first things you learn in CPR class.

    June 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm |
  5. Brad R

    Would someone please ask a medical doctor why the licensed cardiologist is performing CPR on Michael Jackson on his bed? He should know that CPR is not very successful on a soft surface. That is why the 911 responder told them to put him on a hard surface like the floor. Not sure anyone was thinking very clearly. Pretty sure he was in the bed when he arrested.

    June 26, 2009 at 7:21 pm |
  6. 23

    maybe he caught swine flu. no seriously.
    anyway, id like to know why I heard on CNN 'he's slumped on a chair and then a different audio saying 'he's on the bed'

    June 26, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  7. Dottie

    Are they testing Michael Jackson for HIV and AIDS as part of the autopsy? The fact that he wore masks for many years, was reported to have respiratory difficulties, has had severe weight loss, and has had more than the average trips to the hospital for a man his age, and his life style, would make me want to rule out the possibility of HIV and/or AIDS. Also, everytime he had any health crisis, the rumor mill would say one thing, and those around him would say he was fine, or come up with a variety of illnesses. It would be very rare for someone in the 35 to 50 year of age range, to suffer from such a variety of illnesses. It would be more believable to have a variety of symptoms due to the same ongoing illness.

    June 26, 2009 at 6:50 pm |