Spruce Pine: Breathing Difficulties on Tom Sparks Road

SPRUCE PINE, N.C. — Report of a person experiencing breathing difficulties at a residence located in the 0 block of Tom Sparks Road. Emergency responder and paramedic response requested.

Reported by the caller as a medical emergency involving a 60 year old female who was experiencing difficulty breathing possibly due to a panic attack. Emergency responders and paramedics were requested to respond to the scene to provide further assistance.

Update: An emergency responder who responded to the scene of the medical emergency advised that the female patient refused services offered by paramedics by declining transportation to a local area hospital for further medical evaluation and treatment. Emergency responders and paramedics cleared the scene then returned to service.

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