OH teen trapped in van dies despite pleas to 911

Teen makes heartbreaking 911 phone calls saying goodbye as he was slowly being crushed to death

Teen dies after becoming trapped in folding van seat, asks 911 to 'tell my mom I love her'

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac speaks to reporters about the death of Kyle Plush Thursday, April 12, 2018, during a news conference at the Criminal Investigation Section conference room, in Cincinnati.

Plush was a student at Seven Hills, said spokeswoman Christine Hedges on Wednesday morning. "I guess we need police and an ambulance there". Responding police drove through the area looking for signs of anyone in distress but saw nothing out of the ordinary in the school complex, which has several parking areas.

Plush made several attempts to get out of this horrific situation, but to no avail. One source tells the Cincinnati Enquirer that the minivan's seat flipped up and over toward the back hatch, pinning Plush upside down beneath the seat.

Time and time again, it sounds like police are headed to the right place.

The teen called 911 at 3:16 p.m. Tuesday saying he was in "desperate need of help" and later asked a dispatcher to "tell my mom I love her if I die". "I'm trapped inside my gold Honda Odyssey van".

Smith, who's worked as a 911 operator for four years, was placed on administrative leave pending the investigation into Plush's death. "Send officers immediately. I'm nearly dead".

The search for the van lasted 11 minutes.

Isaac said that the dispatcher who received Plush's second 911 call, Amber Smith, failed to provide the necessary information Plush told her in the call.

That was it from Plush's side.

A family member found the teen dead in the vehicle, which was unlocked, an hour later, police said. "We share in their heartbreak around this", Isaac said. "I guess we need police and an ambulance there".

Plush's father found his son's body inside the specified van at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night in a parking lot "adjacent to the Hillsdale campus", according to WLWT. He told the dispatcher the teen was "turned over in the seat and stuck there". "He's been there for a while".

Deters says the teen died of positional asphyxia. However, there are not much details about how long he was stuck there and how he ended up in this deadly situation.

Police are continuing to investigate the way the accident occurred and City Manager Harry Black is working with the 911 center to understand why the boy could not be found.

Thus, Honda said, "it's premature to speculate on any potential actions". "If there are deficiencies on the part of the 911 center operations, my mandate is to fix whatever needs to be fixed."said".

Regardless of the efforts authorities made there is no escaping from the harsh reality that Plush isn't coming back.

A family member reported him missing to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, Chief Isaac said. He said only that he was trapped in his minivan and could not hear them - no doubt hoping they could still hear his cries for help.

About 800,000 Honda Odyssey vans were recalled in 2017 because of a problem with second-row seats accidentally tipping forward.

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