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Natasha Richardson's 911 Calls

Transcripts of the 911 calls placed after Natasha Richardson’s skiing accident reveal the last few hours of the late star’s life. Shortly after her fall on the slopes of Mont Tremblant, Quebec, a call went out to 911. "Priority 3, Tremblant resort … female, 42 years old, 17-Bravo-1," the dispatcher said, which means “possibly dangerous.” The ambulance arrived 17 minutes later, but no one was there. Richardson had walked off, feeling fine. But after she went back to her hotel, she experienced more headaches, and the hotel called 911. This time, the the injury was classified as "dangerous." From the ambulance, Richardson had lost orientation and rated a 12 out of 15 on the Glasgow measurement of conciousness, which is “worrisome,” but still treatable. She was then transferred by ambulance to a hospital in Montreal, where a neurologist said that her pupils were unresponsive, which is a sign of brain damage. The next day, Richardson was airlifted to New York, and died shortly thereafter.