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Fire Rescue Delayed; Man Dies

When a Miami Beach woman dialed 911 to get medical help for her husband, who was still conscious, she assumed help would be there quickly.  But it took 31 minutes and two calls for fire rescue to make the 2-mile dash, and by that time, the patient had died, the Miami Herald reports. 

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