999 death inquiry.
A 54-YEAR-OLD man died yesterday of a suspected heart attack after a fire engine was sent to his home because of a shortage of ambulances.
An investigation was launched after the firefighters unsuccessfully tried to save the man's life.
The fire crew, from South Elmsall, West Yorkshire West Yorkshire, former metropolitan county, N central England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county largely embraced the Leeds conurbation and comprised five metropolitan districts: Calderdale, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, and Kirklees. , was sent to an address in Hemsworth, because there were no paramedic par·a·med·ic
A person who is trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.
paramedic crews available.
West Yorkshire Fire Service confirmed that firefighters did what they could for the man but by the time paramedics arrived it was too late.