16-Year-Old Kyle Plush Suffocates To Death In Minivan. What Has Happened?
Sometimes, there’s nothing we can do about certain tragedies. However, sometimes, that is simply not true. 16-year-old Kyle Plush died, allegedly, because of the 911 operator outrageous negligence.
How it happened?
The horrific tragedy happened in Cincinnati, Ohio. Reportedly, Kyle Plush died in his van because of asphyxiation caused by chest compression.
The boy called 911 twice with the help of voice activation of Siri and provided the dispatcher with needed information: location, model, and color of his van, where he was stuck and couldn’t breathe.
He begged for help and said he probably had not much time left. Kyle repeated twice that the call was not a joke. The desperate boy asked to send a message to his mother:
I probably don’t have much time left, so tell my mom that I love her if I die.
It was too late
Officers arrived a few minutes later at the Seven Hills School parking lot. However, they didn’t know what they were looking for. Unfortunately, they didn’t find Kyle. The report states that the dispatcher didn’t provide the officers with the vital information about the car.
At April 10th at 3:14pm a 911 call taker rcvd a call from Kyle Plush who stated they were struck in a van. At 3:21pm the incident was broadcast. Two @CincyPD officers responded at 3:26pm to patrol and investigate the incident. pic.twitter.com/7UNYfsABFf
— Cincinnati Police (@CincyPD) April 12, 2018
Seven hours later, the van was found by one of the family members after a call from a classmate, who saw Kyle heading to his van, but it was too late. Kyle was found dead inside his car.
Allegedly, the teen was climbing in the back of the van to get his tennis equipment, when the horrible accident happened. The backseat flipped and crushed on him in the way that he got stuck between the foldable part and the actual seat.
— Enquirer (@Enquirer) April 12, 2018
The information missed by the dispatcher could’ve saved the boy’s life. The investigation is still ongoing. Police are trying to determine how the vital information didn’t get to the officers on the scene.
The community is shocked by this heartbreaking tragedy:
— Seven Hills Baseball (@7hills_baseball) April 11, 2018
Anyone know if a GOFUNDME or local bank acct. is setup for the family of Kyle Plush. I want to send $50. What a heartbreaking story. He was so young and innocent. @TanyaORourke @voteSmitherman @votePASTOR @PGSittenfeld
— Scott Ford (@ScottFordTVGuy) April 12, 2018
It is said that Kyle was a small guy with a big heart and sincere smile. We send our deep condolences to the family and are praying with them.