Two New York City emergency medical technicians accused of refusing to help a dying pregnant woman while they were on a coffee break say they called their dispatcher at the request of a restaurant worker.

Jason Green and Melisa Jackson are returning to work Thursday following suspensions without pay.

They insist they tried to get help for 25-year-old Eutisha Revee Rennix.

Rennix became ill Dec. 9 while working in a Brooklyn Au Bon Pain. The EMTs were waiting in line.

They tell The New York Times they never saw Rennix. They said that even if someone had led them to her, they didn't have the medical equipment to treat her.

City officials are investigating.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com