911 Call Released in Whitney Houston Case

"I'm not sure she fell or if she was in the bathroom with the water," the caller says

By Olsen Ebright
|  Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012  |  Updated 7:13 PM EDT
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911 Call Released in Whitney Houston Case

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Whitney Houston in concert at Wembley Arena, London, Britain Various (Rex Features via AP Images)

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Audio of the 911 call made the night Whitney Houston's body was found in her hotel bathtub was released Wednesday.

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In the call, a member of the Beverly Hilton's security staff requested paramedics for a 46-year-old woman. He never identifies her as Houston.

"I'm not sure she fell or if she was in the bathroom with the water," the caller said.

The caller -- who is not named in the recording -- said an "irate" woman first alerted security to the situation.

Houston was found face-down in her hotel bathtub on Feb. 11. Her accidental death was attributed to drowning partially to blame on heart disease and cocaine use, according to the coroner's report.

Full Transcript:

Operator: 911 emergency.
Caller: Hi, how you doing? This is security from the Beverly Hilton.
Operator: Hi, what's going on?
Caller: I need paramedics. Apparently, I got a 46-year-old female found in the bathroom. That's all I've got right now, but they're requesting paramedics.
Operator: OK, someone fell in the bathroom. What room is she in?
Caller: I'm not sure she fell or if she was in the bathroom with the water. (Room) 464; 434, I'm sorry.
Operator: That's room 4-3-4?
Caller: Yes.
Operator: Ok and that's not east, west or anything else? It's room 434?
Caller: Yea.
Operator: And you don't know if she's conscious or breathing at all?
Caller: Apparently she wasn't breathing and she's a 46-year-old.
Operator: She was not breathing?
Caller: Yes.
Operator: OK, but she is breathing now?
Caller: I don't know. The person that called me was irate and I didn't get much out her. I'll have security go in there now.
Operator: OK, we'll send police and fire over there now with a person not breathing. Did it sound like the person was still not breathing?
Caller: Ya, that's correct.
Operator: OK, we'll get them there for not breathing. Is there any way you can get in the room so I can try to do CPR?
Caller: Ya, we're going there now.
Operator: Can you get me into the room so I can try to give CPR instructions?
Caller: Oh, I'm sorry. No, cause she kept hanging up on us.
Operator: She kept hanging up on you?
Caller: Yea.
Operator: Ok we're good. We're getting over there, OK?
Caller: OK, thank you.
Operator: Thank you. Bye-bye.

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