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Naples dad won't give up quest to get to the bottom of an ambulance delay

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Naples dad won't give up quest to get to the bottom of an ambulance delay

By Julie Salomone. CREATED Mar 12, 2013

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples father is not giving up in his quest to get to the bottom of an ambulance delay he believes cost his son his life.

Tuesday marked the second time Charles Minard has gone before Collier County Commissioners. He wants accountability and answers into his son's death.

Charles Minard lost his 25-year-old son back in December.

According to records, the 911 dispatch did go through over the radio, but the ambulance crew did not hear it. According to documents, the crew was in separate areas of the station vacuuming at the time. Minard spoke before County Commissioners saying he wants change to prevent a similar tragedy.

"I am looking for somebody to take responsibility in the death of my son, mainly the 2 EMTs that weren't paying attention to their jobs."

Minard wants the county to turn over its internal investigation into what happened the night his family called 911. On Tuesday, he showed the county attorney proof he started an estate for his son.

"They've been telling me they can't give me the investigation to me because of patient privacy so we started an estate for my son, now I'm acting as my son," said Minard.

"Do you hope to see that investigation now?" asked Fox 4 reporter Julie Salomone.

"I better see that investigation," answered Minard. Commissioners could not respond to Minard's comments today because there's a possibility of a lawsuit.