I dropped Lica off at the
downtown festival earlier this evening &
her bff's mom was going to pick them up at 10.
I didn't want her out past then, becuz people
would be getting drunk and acting stupid &
she didn't need to be around all that.
She calls me to tell me that her bff's
mom isn't going to make it there by 10, but that
they're still hangin' with their large group of
friends, so everythings okay. I tell her to give
me a few minutes and then i'll come to get them.
She calls back and says some guy is down and
they think he's dead. I'm like what? The paramedics
just pushed their way through the crowd &
they're checking for a pulse, but he doesn't
look like he's breathing. I think he's dead.
I asked if he fell from a ride. She says no. He's
just laying on the ground.
Then she starts giving me a play by play
of what the paramedics are
doing to try to revive this guy- oxygen bag,
cpr, iv, then they got out the paddles. I don't even
know why she kept standing there watching or
why i kept listening to what she was telling
me. This was real and she was watching this.
I asked if they were letting people leave the area
and she said yes. I said then you need to get
away from there. I don't want you watching this.
He could die and you don't need to see that. She said
I think he's already dead momma.
So I told her where to meet me and kept her on the
phone with me until I got there to pick her up.
Just at that time, the paramedics were finally leaving
the scene to take this guy to the hospital. Lica
called Jesse to see if he had heard about it.
He said he would check into it for her.
Turns out, this guy was actually a 17 year old kid.
He was dead. Not sure if they ever revived him or not.
Probable cause of death? Overdose.
Wow. Sobering thought. These kids hear all the
time that drugs kill. Now they've seen it happen.
Real life. Real death. Right before their eyes.