Revealed: Transcripts from Natasha Richardson 911 calls published
Transcripts from the 911 calls in reponse to Natasha Richardson‘s fateful ski accident have been revealed, chronicling the actress’s tragic deterioration.
Canada’s Globe and Mail obtained the tapes, which revealed that Richardson’s condition was considered mild in initial conversations.
Immediately after her fall, a medic described the case as a 10-3, indicating that the need for an ambulance has been cancelled. The call confirmed that Richardson had declined treatment.
It was only a few hours later that her condition rapidly worsened, with the star suffering acute headaches, leading to another call to emergency services.
The call was coded as 17-Delta-1, indicating that the situation was considered to be dangerous.
She was then rushed to the Centre Hospitalier Laurentien in Sainte-Agathe, where transcripts from the ambulance described her as ‘verbal’ but drifting between consciousnesses.
The Canadian publication confirmed that Richardson was given a 0 orientation rating on route to the hospital, which would imply that she was unaware of where she was or what had happened to her, signs that are indications of brain injury.
Richardson died from her injuries on 18 March. In a brief statement, the family confirmed the sad news, saying: ‘Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.’