Deputies say Byron Russell immediately began CPR on his son, and a ride employee called 911 at 11:20:36 a.m., summoning paramedics from the Reedy Creek Fire Rescue.
Paramedics stationed at the park arrived about three minutes after the 911 call first came in and took over, according to Bo Jones, Deputy Chief of Reedy Creek Fire Rescue. Though Disney has portable heart defibrillator units stationed throughout its parks, there was not one available to use on Michael until the paramedics arrived, according to an audiotape of the 911 call. (Paramedics earlier indicated it took about six minutes for them to arrive.)
The child's heart was first shocked 7 minutes and 3 seconds after the 911 call, according to Jones.