The Association of Paramedics of Australia apologized for claiming that the family of a dying man attacked the ambulance workers who were trying to save him.
The indignant family of the man from Sydney, Hamze Ibrahim, 25, accuses of heated reports that they acted aggressively against the paramedics, which led to an investigation of the APA.
Representatives of the APA news from South Wales have concluded that there were "inaccuracies of facts" in the report, and they apologized without reservation.
APA NSW Secretary Steve Pearce said on Sunday that Ibrahim's relatives were responsible for his death by preventing paramedics from calling him to revive him.
The Association of Paramedics of Australia apologized for claiming that the family of a dying man (pictured with his wife) attacked ambulance workers trying to save him.
The indignant family of Sydney man Hamze Ibrahim (pictured with his wife Hanan), 25, accuses paramedics of acting aggressively.
"Any statement in the previous press release to the effect that the members of Mr. Ibrahim's family contributed or were in any way responsible for his death is totally incorrect and should not have been published," the APA said in a statement. .
"Likewise, APA recognizes that at no time did Ibrahim's family obstruct or threaten the paramedics.
"APA deeply regrets having published its previous press release and apologizes without reservation for any pain, shame or anguish it has caused to Mr. Ibrahim's relatives."
The initial report stated that the paramedics who treated Ibrahim for an overdose of drugs were attacked and forced to take refuge in a unit in Riverwood, in western Sydney, on Sunday morning.
Representatives from the South Wales News APA have come to the conclusion that there were "inaccuracies of facts" in the report, and they apologized without reservation (in the picture the location of the incident is seen)
Claims 80 angry men surrounded the unit and demanded drugs and a defibrillator to treat the dying themselves were denied by family members.
Mr. Ibrahim from Cousin, who gave his name as Issa, denied that anyone was aggressive with paramedics.
Yes, there were many people there, but nobody attacked anyone. We were listening, we were cooperating and doing exactly what the sergeant was telling us, "he said.
"The only thing that was wrong there was, you know, the women crying and sounding a bit, but they were not aggressive to the police."
Issa called Kyle and Jackie O Show on Monday morning to defend police reports that his cousin died of a drug overdose.
The initial report states that the paramedics treating Mr. Ibrahim (pictured with his wife Hanan) for an overdose of drugs were attacked and forced to take refuge inside a unit
& # 39;[The claims] make my cousin sound like a junkie, when he had never taken a drug in his life, "he said.
He said his family was "grateful" for the presence of paramedics on the scene.
After the interview, the lawyer of Mr. Ibrahim's family, Raed Rahal, issued a statement in which he recounted the version of the Australian Paramedics Association of the morning's events.
The family claimed that Mr. Ibrahim suffered from sleep apnea and that he did not use drugs.
"Many members of the extended family of Mr. Ibrahim and his friends attended the residence upon learning of this tragedy," the statement said.
"The large number of people who attended were emotional and many had difficulty accepting what had happened, however, none was violent or threatening to paramedics or the police.
Ibrahim's cousin, who gave his name as Issa, denied that anyone was aggressive with the paramedics (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim, with his wife)
"The large number of people who attended the residence and the tense emotional circumstances that surrounded the sudden death of a 25-year-old man may have made paramedics believe they needed police assistance."
"The inaccurate comments made on behalf of the association, which in essence blames the family for the death of Mr. Ibrahim, are totally devoid of compassion and empathy."
"Mr. Ibrahim was a hardworking and dedicated family man who was loved and respected by family and friends," Rahal said.
"He leaves behind a wife, a mother, brothers and a large extended family who are all devastated by his sudden death."
The police also challenged the initial report of the APA, saying that less than 20 officers attended, in contrast to the 150 claimed by the paramedics.
The family claimed that Mr. Ibrahim (pictured) suffered from sleep apnea and did not use drugs