Call for help, 911 dispatcher heard snoring
ROCKVILLE - A Maryland woman who called 911 after her husband was unable to breathe found a snoring 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 intervened and gave her first aid advice as the first dispatcher can be heard snoring.
The woman's husband 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.
A fire official says the employee was placed on administrative leave.
The dispatcher was a uniformed firefighter who was 17 hours into a 24-hour shift.