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Posted at 4:10 PM ET, 03/31/2010

Paramedics back on job after mistake

By Washington Post editors

The Prince George's County paramedics who mistakenly pronounced a man dead have been returned to full duty, ABC 7 reports.

The man, 70-year-old George Waters, was pronounced dead inside a home in Glenarden on Friday. About 90 minutes later, a second team of paramedics called to the home found that he was alive.

Waters later died at the hospital.

The county's fire and emergency medical services department have completed a review of the incident and determined no other actions should be taken against the paramedics.

By Washington Post editors  | March 31, 2010; 4:10 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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So you can be a paramedic without being able to tell whether a person is alive or dead?

Posted by: confused1 | April 1, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

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