Released Today; Tiger Victim Pleads For Help On 911 Tape
Victim: 'My Brother's About To Die'
POSTED: 1:47 pm PST January 15, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO -- One of the men mauled in a Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo pleaded for help and asked why it was taking so long to get it, according to a 911 recording released Tuesday.
A dispatcher told the young man that paramedics could not come to his aid until they could be sure they weren't in danger of being attacked themselves, according to the recording.
One of brothers Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal made the 911 call, though it was not immediately clear which one.
"It's a matter of life and death!" the young man shouts minutes into the call.
"I understand that, but at the same time we have to make sure the paramedics don't get chewed out, because if the paramedics get hurt then nobody's going to help you," t
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