911 Call Details Moments After Rodney King Found in Pool
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Newly released audio reveals that Rodney King's fiancee told authorities she was sleeping when she heard something fall and then found him at the bottom of a pool.
King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, repeatedly implored authorities to hurry to his Rialto, Calif., home early Sunday morning. Kelley tells a 911 dispatcher she was trying to rouse King but he wasn't responding.
The five minute and 15 second phone call ends with the arrival of police officers who pulled King from the pool and began life-saving efforts. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
King became famous after his severe beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was captured on videotape and broadcast worldwide.
An investigation into King's death is ongoing.