Jackson 911 Recording Released

The latest in the Michael Jackson saga: The chilling, frantic phone call to 911 has been released to the public. In the tape, released by the Los Angeles Fire Department, an unidentified male caller can be heard pleading with the operator to send an ambulance, not identifying Jackson by name, only saying, “There is a 50-year-old in his bed who is being given CPR by his personal physician. He’s pumping his chest and he’s not responding to anything.” When the operator tries to ask the doctor via the caller if he saw what happened, there is a muffled voice, followed by the caller’s even more urgent plea, “Sir, if you could please…” The operator reassures caller that paramedics are on their way. And though EMTs arrived within minutes of the phone call, their attempts to revive Jackson failed; he was transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m.