ARLINGTON (CBS 11 NEWS) – Six-year-old Claire Sullivan’s grandmother was babysitting her at her Arlington apartment when a 20 minute, life-or-death drama began to unfold.
“I heard a little cry and I went to check over here [sic] what it was. And then I saw my Mimi laying down on the couch,” Claire recalled.
The Arlington Fire Department released the recording of the 9-1-1 call Tuesday.
“Hello,” Claire said with an urgent but controlled voice. “My MiMi! It’s like she’s dead. “What’s your address, honey?” the dispatcher asked. “One,” Claire paused as she tried to think. “It says 112 on the door.”
Claire knew the apartment number but not the rest of the address. “You mean like the address for my street?” Claire asked the dispatcher. The lifeline on the other end of the phone said, “The address for your street, yes ma’am.”
Still unsuccessful with locating an address Claire asked, “Do you want me to go outside to see the street name?” The dispatcher first asked her if there were any adults outside or neighbors she knew. “I don’t see anybody outside my door but my street. I think it says Arbor Town,” Claire said.