Apparent LAFD Michael Jackson Tape Likely a Fake
A supposed taped radio conversation between a Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic and a UCLA Medical Center staffmember about Michael Jackson's arrival on the day he died appears to be a fake.
"We have a male, 50. Pop star Michael Jackson. Unresponsive, no pulse. Tried to resuscitate him. Unsuccessful. We are en route," the male voice said, according to CNN.
"OK. We'll have doctors standing by," a female voice replied.
"We've done everything we can here in the ambulance. Hopefully, when we get there -- we should be there in five minutes," the male said. "It doesn't look good."
In response to the report, the fire department today released a statement saying it wasn't them. "The audio recording that first appeared in the UK tabloid 'The Sun' that purports to be a conversation between treating LAFD Paramedics and hospital personnel has been determined NOT to be the voice of any member of the Los Angeles Fire Department," said Brian Humphrey. "The Firefighter/Paramedic who handled communications for that incident has confirmed to LAFD Administration that the voice is not his. Also, the Fire Department has determined that the recorded conversation is NOT the standard protocol or established practice for information or discussion between LAFD personnel and Base Hospital staff when handling a medical emergency."