The man who called for an ambulance did not seem to know that Prince's famed home and studio was called Paisley Park and did not know the address – or even what city it is in.
The caller, who has not been identified, knew only that he was at "Prince's house."
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"Yeah, we have um, yeah, we have um, so yea, um, the person is dead here," the caller tells a Carver County emergency dispatcher.
When asked what happened to the victim, the caller responds: "I don't know, I don't know."
Later, he says: "Yes, it's Prince."
Prince was found unresponsive at 9:43 a.m. on Thursday and pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. when emergency crews were unable to revive him. He was 57.
The 911 transcript reveals that emergency crews canceled ambulances after first-responders confirmed that the star was "DOA" – dead on arrival.
Here is the entire transcript:
Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?
Unidentified Male: Hi there, um, what's the address, here? Yea we need an ambulance right now.
Unidentified Male: We have someone who is unconscious.
Dispatcher: OK, what's the address?
Unidentified Male: Um, we're at Prince's house.
Dispatcher: OK, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?
Unidentified Male: Yea, yea, OK, hold on.
Dispatcher: OK, your cellphone's not going to tell me where you're at, so I need you to find me an address.
Unidentified Male: Yea, we have um, yea, we have um, so, yea, um, the person is dead here.
Dispatcher: OK, get me the address please.
Unidentified Male: OK, OK, I'm working on it.
Dispatcher: Concentrate on that.
Unidentified Male: And the people are just distraught.
Dispatcher: I understand they are distraught, but --
Unidentified Male: I'm working on it, I'm working on it.
Dispatcher: OK, do we know how the person died?
Unidentified Male: I don't know, I don't know.
Unidentified Male: Um, so we're, we're in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and we are at the home of Prince.
Dispatcher: You're in Minneapolis?
Unidentified Male: Yea, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dispatcher: You're sure you are in Minneapolis?
Unidentified Male: That's correct.
Dispatcher: OK, have you found an address yet?
Unidentified Male: Yea, um, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry I need, I need the address here?
Unidentified Female: 7801.
Unidentified Male: 7801.
Dispatcher: 7801 what?
Unidentified Male: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park.
Dispatcher: You're at Paisley Park, OK, that's in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who's ...
Unidentified Male: Yes, it's Prince.
Unidentified Male: The person.
Dispatcher: OK, stay on the line with me.
Unidentified Male: OK
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Ridgeview Ambulance dispatcher: Ambulance, Shirley.
Dispatcher: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78.
Ambulance dispatcher: Paisley Park Studios, OK.
Dispatcher: 7801 Audubon Road.
Ambulance dispatcher: OK.
Dispatcher: We have a person down, not breathing.
Ambulance dispatcher: Down, not breathing.
Unidentified Male: He's, he's --
Dispatcher: We're going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal sir.
(Carver County Dispatcher 2 comes on line)
Ambulance dispatcher: Yea, Kayley, this is Shirley at Ridgeview. You can cancel anybody going to Aubudon, confirmed DOA.
Dispatcher 2: OK, thank you.
Ambulance dispatcher: All right, thanks, bye.