911 operator suspended over teen's death griped about working overtime

911 operator suspended over teen's death griped about working overtime

911 operator suspended over teen's death griped about working overtime

But from the first 911 call around 3 p.m.to the time he's found about seven hours later, no one could locate Kyle Plush, apparently trapped inside this Honda Odyssey on Seven Hills Campus. It is not clear the exact time he made this second call.

"This is not a joke". But he was unable to hear the dispatcher's questions, police said, and a callback to his cellphone after it disconnected went to voicemail.

A Honda spokesman told the Associated Press that vehicle involved in the incident was a 2004 Honda Odyssey.

The call lasted more than 2½ minutes.

Almost six hours later, Kyle's father found him unresponsive in the vehicle, police said. That was despite a sheriff's deputy on the scene calling the emergency communications center at 3:44 p.m. seeking any additional information so he could do another check of the area after not finding anyone the first time. Officers were unable to locate him and critical information about the vehicle he was in was never relayed to officers on the scene, officials said. He told the operator Plush was "turned over in the seat and stuck there. He's been there for a while", one caller says.

The teen's death has been ruled accidental from asphyxia due to chest compression.

"The young man was trapped in the third row bench seat, and it is called positional asphyxiation", Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph Deters told WCPO. "I'm not certain at this point if we're talking about an equipment malfunction or some type of user error possibly".

"This matter is very disturbing", Black said.

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The company did add there have been no recalls affecting the seats of the 2002 Honda Odyssey in the US.

"On the second 911 call, something has gone terribly wrong". "Police officers, firefighters and even our emergency dispatch personnel - you get into this because you want to help". He said only that he was trapped in his minivan and could not hear them - no doubt hoping they could still hear his cries for help. "We weren't able to get that information to the officer on the scene and we need to find out why".

Plush was on the Seven Hills tennis team and was supposed to play in a match Tuesday evening. The dispatcher who took that call, identified as Amber Smith, has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, police said.

"I'm stuck in my van outside the Seven Hills [unintelligible] parking lot", Plush, who was audibly gasping between words, said in the call, which was later made public.

Mercy Montessori, where Kyle went for early education, released a statement saying, "Our Mercy hearts are heavy".

Plush was remembered by his former school's principal as "creative, vibrant, and kind" following news of his passing.

Visitation is planned for Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati, with his funeral on Monday morning.

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