New Bedford Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has reviewed the incident report related to the 53 year-old New Bedford man, James Lake, who suffered a cardiac event Tuesday evening. A New Bedford EMS ambulance was dispatched from St. Luke’s Hospital at 6:45PM to the north end of the city. The ambulance arrived on scene within 10 minutes of dispatch (within normal response time parameters).
Further review of the details of the incident show the ambulance was not delayed or stuck in the snow as had been previously speculated. In addition, it has been confirmed that New Bedford Fire Department personnel were already on scene and providing assistance to the patient at the time of the arrival of the EMS unit, in accordance with the City’s standard response procedure.
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