- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Department of Health is investigating a small town volunteer ambulance service after emergency workers incorrectly reported an unresponsive woman as deceased.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Syvl7L ) that Underwood Ambulance responded Saturday afternoon to an Underwood home for a report of an unresponsive female.

McLean County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Richard Johnson says ambulance staff left and called for the coroner.

Johnson says deputies were on scene and saw the woman move and called for the ambulance to come back. The woman was transported to Bismarck, where she died.

Corey Neff, who heads the Underwood Ambulance, declined comment.

McLean County Coroner Ben Gehring says he has never dealt with a previous case where an ambulance staff believed someone was dead when they were not.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com


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