Paramedics Under Scrutiny After Declaring Living Man Dead

Two Maryland paramedics are under scrutiny after their department says they left a man for dead, reported Monday.

It happened Friday afternoon in a community for senior citizens and the disabled in Glenarden, Md.

No one had seen George Waters, an elderly resident of the building, for several days. Neighbors said they called 911 after building managers found him unresponsive on the floor.

The responding paramedics decided he was dead. An hour and a half later, police evidence technicians called EMS crews back. That is when a different unit responded.

It turns out Waters was still alive. It was only then he was taken to the hospital.

According to a Washington Post report, Waters did die Saturday night in the hospital.

County Fire/EMS departments have launched a review. The two paramedics are on limited public contact status.