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Fred Pring from Mynydd Isa died waiting for ambulance

A man who died waiting for an ambulance would have survived if it had arrived earlier, an inquest has heard.

Fred Pring, 74, died at his home in Mynydd Isa, Flintshire, on 21 March 2013, after waiting 42 minutes for an ambulance.

His wife Joyce called 999 three times but was told the service was "very busy" in her area. She called a fourth time to say they were "too late".

The hearing at Ruthin Coroner's Court has been adjourned until Friday.

Matthew Richards reports.

  • 16 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales
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