When the storm doors in a storm-prone part of the U.S. cracked, it triggered the call from a woman on the opposite end of the phone, which ended with the words “I was in an emotional tailspinch.”
The woman said her husband had a severe heart attack that left him unconscious for several hours.
She was in the midst of trying to get him to wake up, she said.
When he woke up, his wife told him to “go to hell,” and he was left with his phone in the shower.
“I’m the only one that can do that,” the woman said.
“That’s just the craziest thing.”
The phone call took place in October.
The woman said the woman and her husband spoke to her on the same phone line before her husband’s heart attack.
She said they spoke for about an hour, but that the conversation was interrupted when she told the woman she needed to get her husband back from the hospital.
The man later called 911 and said he’d been in a “nightmare” and needed to call his mom, who lives in Missouri.
The caller was unable to get through, but told the dispatcher he’d be in the hospital by the end of next week.
“It’s just a nightmare, but I just wanted to make sure that my wife knows how much I appreciate her help,” the man said.
The dispatcher told the man to call 911 again if he needed to talk, but the man refused.
“He said that he didn’t want to go to the hospital,” the dispatcher told Recode.
“But I think he felt like he needed a phone call.
That’s why he did not want to make the call.”
Recode has reached out to Apple for comment.