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Fred Pring from Mynydd Isa died waiting for ambulance

A man with severe chest pain died after waiting 42 minutes for an ambulance, an inquest has heard.

Fred Pring, 74, died at his home in Mynydd Isa, Flintshire, on 21 March 2013, a hearing at Ruthin Coroner's Court was told.

His wife Joyce called for an ambulance three times but was told the service was "very busy" in her area.

On her fourth call she told the operator her husband had died saying "he couldn't take the pain any more".

BBC Wales Today presenter Rebecca John spoke live to Matthew Richards, who was at the inquest.

Man died after 42-minute 999 wait

  • 16 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales
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