ORLANDO, Fla. -- A 911 caller says a Florida A&M University band member had vomit in his mouth and nose in the moments before he died. Investigators have said the case is linked to hazing.
Audio of the 911 call obtained Thursday by The Associated Press indicates that Robert Champion had stopped breathing and was unresponsive at the time an unidentified man called the emergency dispatcher.
The 911 dispatcher told the man to place Champion on his back and clean the vomit from his nose and mouth. But the call was disconnected before the caller could say if he was successful.
The 26-year-old Champion was found unresponsive Nov. 19 on a bus parked outside an Orlando, Fla., hotel after the school's football team lost to a rival.