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The tragic holes in our 911 system

Nov 25, 2010 2:26 pm
When you phone 911, the expectation is that bad situations will be made right again…and fast. But it’s not always so. Human mistakes happen, including communication breakdowns and simple misunderstandings. Response times get muddled by darkness, weather and, occasionally, even semantics. There are matters of confusion that arise over jurisdictional responsibilities.

Consider the death of 21-year-old art student Christopher Brennan in the Shandaken woods on November 1. It was decided, when they found his body two days later, that he succumbed to exposure. And it left both the young man’s father and a local property owner searching for answers and questioning the system.

This all in a story I have written for The Woodstock Tmes, to be found by clicking HERE...