- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Authorities in Spartanburg County have responded to an average of two calls about unresponsive people each day for the past five years.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports (https://bit.ly/1R9tvsz ) the county has answered 4,112 “man down” calls since 2010. Authorities say they range from people killed in homicides to someone laying down resting while they wait for a ride.

The county sends a fire engine, paramedics and police officers to each call unless detailed information can be gathered from the person calling 911.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright says it isn’t a waste of time because the unresponsive person might need help.

Authorities say they understand people calling 911 and not wanting to approach someone who isn’t moving.

The most common reason for the call is an intoxicated person.


Information from: Herald-Journal, https://www.goupstate.com/

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