Lindsay Lohan's 'Life-Threatening' 911 Call Released
The 911 tape made during Lindsay Lohan's June 15 hotel emergency has been released and -- according to the medical staffer who placed the call -- the oft-troubled Hollywood starlet was in a "serious" condition.
"We need a paramedic," a male nurse who works for the production company behind Lindsay's new movie Liz and Dick told a L.A. County Fire Department operator.
"This is serious -- it is a code three."
A code three is a paramedic term for a medical emergency that requires an immediate response as there is a potentially life threatening situation.
It also used to suggest first responders use lights and sirens to respond to the emergency.
While it was initially reported Lohan, 25, had been rushed to hospital after being found unresponsive in the penthouse of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Marina del Ray, Calif., representatives for the actress later clarified that the 911 call was placed after she did not respond to knocks at her suite door.
The caller -- who identifies himself as Ben on the recording first obtained by TMZ -- told authorities that he needed help with a patient, though portions of the call detailing the exact nature of the situation were redacted, as is common place with the release of celebrities involved in 911 calls, because of California law.
When the operator asked if the patient was awake and breathing, the tape is blacked out.
Then, when the operator asked again what is wrong with Mean Girl star Lohan, the tape cuts out once more.
Lohan's publicist Steve Honig said producers of Liz and Dick summoned paramedics to Lohan's hotel room Friday morning after she did not respond for a shoot.
The incident occurred after the actress completed an all-night shoot and had kept up a grueling schedule in recent days, Honig said.
The actress was not transported to the hospital and returned to the set of the film Friday afternoon.