Prince 911 call transcript released: ‘Yes, it's Prince’

Everett Starling

Entertainment icon Prince died Thursday at the age of 57 after being found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios complex in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Thursday night, the Carver County Sheriff's Office released the full transcript of the emergency call an unidentified person made to 911 at 9:43 a.m. ET. Prince was declared dead at 10:07 a.m.

The male caller struggled to give the dispatcher an address at first, saying simply "we're at Prince's house" when asked to give a specific location.

As the CCSP dispatcher tried to extract better address information, the caller described the person he was with as "dead" and mentioned a frantic scene in which people were "distraught."

A cause of death hasn't been announced. An autopsy is expected Friday.

Read the full transcript below:

911 Call

CARVER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Transcript of 911 Call For Service

EC: Emily Colestock, CCSO Dispatcher

KM: Kayley McGarry, CCSO Dispatcher

S: Shirley, Ridgeview Ambulance Dispatcher

UM: Unidentified Male

UF: Unidentified Female

(04-21-16 at 9:43 a.m.)

EC: 911, where is your emergency?

UM: Hi there, um, what's the address, here? Yea we need an ambulance right now.

EC: Okay

UM: We have someone who is unconscious.

EC: Ok, what's the address?

UM: Um, we're at Prince's house.

EC: Okay, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?

UM: Yea, yea, okay, hold on

EC: Okay, your cell phone's not going to tell me where ~u're at, so I need you to find me an address.

UM: Yea, we have um, yea, we have um, so, yea, um, the person is dead here.

EC: Okay, get me the address please.

UM: Okay, okay, I'm working on it.

EC: Concentrate on that.

UM: And the people are just distraught

EC: I understand that they are distraught but

UM: I'm working on it, I'm working on it

EC: Okay, do we know how the person died?

UM: I don't know, I don't know,

EC: Okay

UM: um, so we're, we're in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we are at the home of Prince.

EC: You're in Minneapois?

UM: Yea, Minneapolis, Mnnesota.

EC: You're sure you are in Minneapolis?

UM: That's correct.

EC: Okay, have you found an address yet?

UM: Yea, um, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry I need, I need the address here?

UF: 7801

UM: 7801

EC: 7801 what?

UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park

EC: You're at Paisley Park, okay, that's in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who's ..

UM: Yes, It's Prince

EC: Okay

UM: the person

EC: Okay, stay on the line with me

UM: Okay

(Phone ringing)

S: Ambulance, Shirley

EC: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78

S: Paisley Park Studios, okay

EC: 7801 Audubon Road,

S: Okay

EC: We have a person down, not breathing.

S: Down, not breathing

EC: Yup

UM: He's, he's

EC: We're going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal sir

KM: Dispatch Kayley

S: Yea Kayley this is Shirley at Ridgeview, you can cancel anybody going to Audubon, confirmed DOA.

KM: Okay, thank you.

S: All right, thanks, bye.

(INADVERTENT ERRORS AND/OR OMISSIONS MAY HAVE OCCURRED DURING THE TRANSCRIBING OF THIS CONVERSATION.)

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