Lake County E911 Fires Dispatcher Over Mistaken Address

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) _ A Lake County dispatcher has been fired after entering the wrong address for a northwestern Indiana man having a medical emergency, contributing to a 47-minute delay in his receiving help.
Lake County E911 Director Brian Hitchcock told The (Munster) Times ( ) Thursday that Natalia Deluna-Avila was fired for entering the wrong address into a dispatch system during a call from 81-year-old Kenneth Booker of Griffith.
Booker had called 911 Monday night to report trouble breathing. The Lake County coroner says he was later pronounced dead that night at a hospital. His cause of death was listed as coronary artery disease.
A published, working telephone number for Deluna-Avila could not be located and she could not be reached for comment.