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the 911 tape calling for aid for Tim Piazza of Penn State

Here’s the full transcript of the call:

[Full Transcript] Beta Theta Pi 911 Call Recording Released

Dispatcher: 911. What is the address of your emergency?

McCann: Uh, 220 West Burrowes Street.

Dispatcher: You said 229?

McCann: 220. Two. Two. Zero. West Burrowes Street.

Dispatcher: OK, what’s your name?

McCann: Ryan McCann.

Dispatcher: And what’s going on today?

McCann: Ah, we have a friend who’s unconscious, he’s…hasn’t moved…probably going to need an ambulance.

Dispatcher: Ok, how old is he?

McCann: He is 19?…19 years old.

Dispatcher: And was he breathing?

McCann: He is breathing.

Dispatcher: Was there any alcohol or anything involved, do you know?

McCann: Yes, there is.

Dispatcher: Alright, we’ll get somebody over there, OK? If anything changes, call back and let us know.

McCann: Thank you very much. Buh-bye.

Dispatcher: You’re welcome. Buh-bye.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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