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Paramedics Respond to Early 911 Call at Tiger Woods' Home


Early this morning, at 2:36 a.m., paramedics in Orange County, Florida, responded to a 911 medical call at a house owned by Tiger Woods’ wife Elin Nordegren.

An unknown young to middle-aged blond woman was taken from the home by ambulance and admitted to the emergency department of Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, the same hospital Woods was recently admitted to after a one-car motor vehicle incident involving the golfer in his SUV. Elin Nordegren is 29 years old.

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The radio log from the incident shows that the woman initially refused transport, but was later listed as an advanced life support patient. In the United States, Advanced, Intermediate, and Paramedic level services are known collectively as “Advanced Life Support”, or ALS. ALS involves cardiopulmonary resuscitation after a patient stops breathing.

When Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s), are called to a scene, they assess the patient and provide the initial care. This could include cardiac monitoring, cardiac defribrillation, and obtaining IV access. If a patient is unconscious and not breathing, the EMT can insert an endotracheal tube for breathing or perform simple surgical techniques, such as a cricothyrotomy.

Last month Elin handed over prescription bottles to the paramedics responding to Tigers’ accident, reported to be Vicodin, a pain reliever that contains hydrocodone and paracetamol, and Ambien, a sleep aid. Ingesting an excess of medication could result in unconsciousness and difficulty breathing, although there is no evidence at this time that this is what occurred.

A black Cadillac Escalade, with a similar license tag to a vehicle owned by Woods, and driven by a blond woman that appeared to match the description of Elin, came to the Ocoee hospital shortly after the 911 call. Elin does have a twin sister, named Josefine, who lives in Sweden.