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911 Call Details Moments After Rodney King Found In Pool

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Source: Anthony McCartney / AP / theGrio

LOS ANGELES  — Rodney King’s fiancee repeatedly implored authorities to hurry in a frantic 911 call, saying she woke to the sounds of a fall and found him at the bottom of his swimming pool.

In audio authorities released Tuesday, Cynthia Kelley tells a dispatcher that she threw a shovel to try to rouse King but he wasn’t responding.

“He’s not moving,” Kelley said, crying throughout the early Sunday call. “I was sleeping, all of a sudden I heard something fall like the table and then I looked over and then I went to find him and he’s at the bottom of the swimming pool. He’s still there. Please hurry up.”

The 5-minute, 15-second phone call ends with the arrival of police officers who pulled King from the pool at the Rialto, Calif., home and began life-saving efforts. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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