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Uncle of Ocean Springs Boy Called 911 - Transcripts Finally Released

In a frantic effort to save his nephew's life, Vance Flosenzier called 911 for help. His nephew, 8 year old Jessie Arbogast was attacked by a shark on Friday.  The little boy lost an arm and suffered other serious injuries.  The following is the tanscript of Friday's call to an Escambia County 911 dispatcher from Flosenzier.

911: Escambia 911. Hello?

Flosenzier: Hello?

911: Yes.

Flosenzier: Did you get a call for a shark attack?

911: Yes we did. Can you give me any information on it? Is it the 8-year-old boy?

Flosenzier: No, it's my nephew.

911: Is he 8 years old? Sir, I can't hear you.

Flosenzier: He is. Hello?

911: Yes, I'm here. Are you out there with him?

Flosenzier: No. My wife is with him right now.

911: He what?

Flosenzier: He's bit on the right and on the left (garble).

911: Left leg and left arm?

Flosenzier: The both, right arm and right leg are gone.

911: They're completely gone?

Flosenzier: Completely gone. He's lost a lot of blood.

911: OK.

Flosenzier: We need a life helicopter out here or something like that.

911: We've got, Life Flight is going. You are saying that both the right arm and right leg are gone?

Flosenzier: They are. We've got them tied off, but he's not bleeding any more.

911: OK. We've got the ambulance and the fire department and Life Flight going to be en route. The others are already en route, but we are sending Life Flight, OK? Is he breathing?

Flosenzier: He wasn't breathing and he didn't have a pulse a minute ago.

911: Are you all doing CPR?

Flosenzier: My wife and another man are doing CPR right now.

911: And they do know how to do it? They don't need any instructions?

Flosenzier: They're trained.

911: OK. Continue the CPR.

Flosenzier: My wife is trained.

911: I believe, I thought we had the fire department person on scene. Just a minute. Is any fire department there yet? Fire department is on the way. Continue that CPR. Tell them not to stop CPR.

Flosenzier: They will.

911: OK.

Flosenzier: OK.

911: If you need anything else call me back. Everybody is on the way though, OK?

Flosenzier: OK, thank you.

Doctors say that it is too early to tell if Jessie has brain damage. The boy's body was almost drained of blood after he was attacked by a bull shark in the surf last Friday. Doctors say the tremendous loss of blood damaged almost all the boy's organs and could have damaged his brain.

Surgeons reattached Jessie Arbogast's right arm, but he remains in a coma. Electroencephalograph readings show brain activity akin to deep sleep. The Ocean Springs youngster was initially taken to Baptist Hospital where his arm was reattached. Staffers there reported he blinked and nodded in response to questions hours after coming out of the lengthy reattachment surgery. Doctors say he has not responded in that fashion since being moved to Sacred Heart on Sunday. He's in critical condition.

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