911 call released in Lennon Lacy death

Published: Oct. 17, 2014 at 2:19 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 18, 2014 at 4:34 AM EST
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BLADENBORO, NC (WECT) - A 911 call reveals new details moments after 17-year-old Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set.

"I need EMS. I have a man hanging from a swing set...Bladen Rental Properties," said the 911 caller alerting dispatchers to the site of Lacy's hanging.

A woman called 911 on August 29 at 7:25 a.m, explaining she saw a man, Lacy, hanging from a swing set.

The dispatcher asks the caller several times where she is located as the distressed caller tries to describe what she sees.

The entire first minute and a half of the call is the dispatcher asking the caller to give her an address after the caller explains several times where she is located. The caller gets physically ill, eventually communicating that they are at a "big mobile home park" owned by Bladen Rental Properties on Mills Street.

Dispatcher: "It's a male subject hanging from the swing?"

Caller: "It's a black male subject hanging from the swing. He hung his-self."

Dispatcher: "Do you know how old he is?"

Caller: "Oh God, late 30s early 40s."

The dispatcher then asks the caller to cut down Lacy from the swing set to see if he is breathing.

Dispatcher: "Do you have anyone with you where we can cut him down from the swing? We need to see if he is breathing,"

Caller: "He's not breathing, Patty."

Dispatcher: "He's not breathing?"

Caller: "Oh God, I don't have anything to cut him down with"

The call ends with the caller trying to get Lacy down from the swing set and the dispatcher sending help to the mobile home park.

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