Patient, triaged to the waiting room, dies

From the Daily:

Dunn died in the emergency room waiting area, authorities said.

He had been transported to the hospital about 4:30 a.m. last Sunday by Decatur police officers and screened in the emergency room. He was sent back into the waiting area, where he remained for about two hours, Crouch said.

When hospital personnel said a bed was available, the officer attempted to wake the man, but he was unresponsive, police said. About 10 minutes later, the man was pronounced dead, Crouch said.

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