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Sharon Edge stands on the porch of the row house where she and her late boyfriend, Curtis Mitchell, lived in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood. They first called 911 for help in the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2010, during a snowstorm. Mitchell was in pain and needed an ambulance. Nearly 30 hours later, and after more than a dozen calls involving the couple and 911 operators or ambulance crews, Mitchell, 50, died at his home in Pittsburgh.

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Family sues over Pennsylvania man’s unheeded 911 calls

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The children of a man who died after waiting 30 hours for help despite 10 calls to 911 during a record-setting February snowstorm are suing, saying his death happened because of a total breakdown of the emergency medical system.

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