Second ambulance called to Trayvon Martin's
shooting scene attending to George
Zimmerman's 'alleged' injuries was
cancelled on February 26th.
However, Robert Zimmerman, Jr. stated during his interview, he saw injuries to his brother's nose, suggesting his proboscis was indeed broken.
“I’m not a physician, you’re not a physician,” Robert Zimmerman told Piers Morgan in the interview. “A lot of these injuries take time — 24 hours, 36 hours — to show the bruising.”Usually, broken noses, due to the nature of the injury, usually can be visibly verified immediately by bleeding, swelling and pain of the soft cartilage and skin around the nostril area.
Symptoms of a broken nose from eMedicine Health website:
It is usually obvious that there is an injury to the nose due to bruising, swelling, and bleeding from the nose. A history of traumatic injury should lead to suspicion of a broken bone in the nose or nasal fracture. Signs that suggest a person has a broken nose may include the following:Nevertheless Orlando, Florida's news station WKMG Local Channel 6 on April 1st, obtained new 911 audio footage from the night of Trayvon Martin's shooting. In the video linked at WKMG site, an second ambulance dispatched attend to George Zimmerman's alleged injuries was cancelled before arrival.
- Tenderness when touching the nose
- Swelling of the nose or face
- Bruised nose
- Bruising under the eyes (black eye)
- Deformity of the nose (crooked nose)
- When touching the nose, a crunching or crackling sound (crepitus) or or creaking sensation like that of rubbing hair between 2 fingers
- Pain and difficulty breathing out of the nostrils
"Do they have a second patient?" a person says on the recording. "That's affirmative, there's a second patient."Then moments later, this statement can be heard in the video:
"You can cancel the second rescue," a rescue worker says on the recording, adding that the second patient, Zimmerman, didn't have a gunshot wound.Additionally, the audio tape verifies the reason Martin might have wore a hootie on the night of his death, as a rescue worker inquires if air medical personnel should be dispatched for Trayvon Martin's injuries.
"Contact air care and ask them to respond," the emergency rescue personnel on the scene at the Retreat in Twin Lakes condo stated while attending to Martin.
"We are on the line with air care," the medical dispatcher stated, "checking the weather."Moments later, the medical dispatcher confirms that weather in the area prevented air medical personnel from arriving at the scene to attend to Martin's injuries.
"Air care not available because of the weather," the dispatcher responded by phone.It's unknown if air medical personnel was able to arrive at the scene, if Martin's life would have been saved.