Authorities Release Transcript Of 911 Call Placed At Prince's Compound

Authorities Release Transcript Of 911 Call Placed At Prince's Compound

Warning: This may be chilling to read.

Published April 22nd

The facts around Prince’s death are tough to swallow, mostly since they are scarce and he seemed to be in good enough health to pull through a recent bout he had with the flu.

He passed away yesterday (April 21) at the age of 57. That night, the Carver County Sheriff's Office released the full transcript of the emergency call between an unidentified person and a 911 dispatcher made at 9:43 a.m. EST. Prince was declared dead at less than a half-an-hour later.

A cause of death has yet to be determined with an autopsy scheduled for today. Two things are notable about the call. One, it was for some reason difficult for the people calling in to find an address, partially because they were so distraught and two, an ambulance was called off because they found he was already dead.

Read the full transcript below. Some elements of it may be disturbing, so read at your own risk:

EC: Emily Colestock, CCSO Dispatcher

KM: Kayley McGarry, CCSO Dispatcher

S: Shirley, Ridgeview Ambulance Dispatcher

UM: Unidentified Male

UF: Unidentified Female

(04-21-16 at 9:43 a.m.)

EC: 911, where is your emergency?

UM: Hi there, um, what's the address, here? Yea we need an ambulance right now.

EC: Okay

UM: We have someone who is unconscious.

EC: Ok, what's the address?

UM: Um, we're at Prince's house.

EC: Okay, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?

UM: Yea, yea, okay, hold on

EC: Okay, your cell phone's not going to tell me where ~u're at, so I need you to find me an address.

UM: Yea, we have um, yea, we have um, so, yea, um, the person is dead here.

EC: Okay, get me the address please.

UM: Okay, okay, I'm working on it.

EC: Concentrate on that.

UM: And the people are just distraught

EC: I understand that they are distraught but

UM: I'm working on it, I'm working on it

EC: Okay, do we know how the person died?

UM: I don't know, I don't know,

EC: Okay

UM: um, so we're, we're in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we are at the home of Prince.

EC: You're in Minneapolis?

UM: Yea, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

EC: You're sure you are in Minneapolis?

UM: That's correct.

EC: Okay, have you found an address yet?

UM: Yea, um, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry I need, I need the address here?

UF: 7801

UM: 7801

EC: 7801 what?

UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park

EC: You're at Paisley Park, okay, that's in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who's ..

UM: Yes, It's Prince

EC: Okay

UM: the person

EC: Okay, stay on the line with me

UM: Okay

(Phone ringing)

S: Ambulance, Shirley

EC: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78

S: Paisley Park Studios, okay

EC: 7801 Audubon Road,

S: Okay

EC: We have a person down, not breathing.

S: Down, not breathing

EC: Yup

UM: He's, he's

EC: We're going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal sir

KM: Dispatch Kayley

S: Yea Kayley this is Shirley at Ridgeview, you can cancel anybody going to Audubon, confirmed DOA.

KM: Okay, thank you.

S: All right, thanks, bye.

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Written by Paul Meara

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