Logs show Pulse victims begged for help as bodies went numb

2016-06-30 22:55
Flowers and an American flag lie on the ground near the Pulse nightclub. (Joe Raedele, AFP)

Flowers and an American flag lie on the ground near the Pulse nightclub. (Joe Raedele, AFP)

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Gainesville - Newly released emergency call logs show that victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando pleaded with sheriff's deputies and dispatchers to save them as they described losing their breath and feeling their bodies go numb from their wounds.

Gunman Omar Mateen's rampage at the Pulse nightclub on June 12 left 49 people dead and 53 injured before police fatally shot him after a more than three-hour stand-off. It was the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

The new 911 call logs for the Orange County Sheriff's Department were released on Thursday.

In them, dispatchers describe calls from multiple victims, including an 18-year-old woman who said "she is losing eyesight and feeling in her body".

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