Relatives of deceased man in Davie claim they were affected by 911 outage

Relatives of deceased man in Davie claim they were affected by 911 outage

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A 911 call outage shut down several dispatch centers in Broward County for about an hour, and one Davie family said they were impacted by the dilemma.

County officials said there were backup systems in place during the 911 outage on Friday, but 7News spoke with the Davie family who said they were let down.

Carol Wolff said no one answered the call when she and her neighbors dialed 911 on Friday after she found her 30-year-old son, Charles Yaw, unresponsive in her home.

“Everyday, you never know,” Wolff said. “You dial 911, are they going to answer?”

Family member Katherine Tane said she also called multiple times.

“I called from two different cellphones to 911 and they kept ringing, ringing and ringing,” Tane said…(Read the full story)

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