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Timeline shows response time for Fraley 911 call

Posted August 17, 2008 10:10 a.m. EDT
Updated August 17, 2008 2:02 p.m. EDT

— A timeline released by Orange County Emergency Services on Sunday shows paramedics arrived to a Chapel Hill High School football player's home less than 10 minutes after the teen called 911.

Atlas Fraley, 17, called 911 at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday “complaining of full body cramps and hurting all over,” Fraley indicated he had just returned home from football practice.

Fraley was a senior offensive guard and defensive tackle on the Chapel Hill High School football team, which participated in a Tuesday morning scrimmage at Middle Creek High School in Apex.

A paramedic response vehicle arrived at 1:53 p.m. at the Fraley family’s home at 202 Fan Branch Lane. Within 25 minutes, emergency workers were “cleared” to leave.

Fraley was not taken to a hospital. It remained unclear whether he refused to be taken to one or paramedics thought he was well enough to stay at home alone.

A paramedic response vehicle is different from the ambulances used to transport patients. It is fully equipped to handle medical emergencies, officials said.

Fraley’s parents found him unresponsive at the home Tuesday evening, and they were unable to revive him.

The timeline shows a 911 call was made by Fraley’s family at 6:32 p.m. Chapel Hill First Responders arrived on the scene within six minutes followed by a paramedic at 6:43 p.m.

Orange County Emergency Management Services officials are also investigating the case, but they have declined to discuss it.

Funeral services for Fraley were held Saturday at Chapel Hill Bible Church.