Bryant called 911 day before he surrendered to deputies

Updated: August 1, 2003, 9:03 PM ET

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant called 911 the day before he surrendered to authorities on a sexual assault accusation and medics later treated a female at his home, officials said Friday.

The Los Angeles Lakers' star hung up the phone without talking, but a dispatcher called back, speaking to three people, including Bryant, before sending police and paramedics, Sgt. Steve Shulman said. Medics arrived at 12:40 a.m. on July 3 and stayed 23 minutes.

"He confirmed that the reason for the call that he made initially was for medical assistance at the residence and the medical assistance was not for him, it was for someone else," Shulman said.

Bryant made the call the day before he returned to Colorado to surrender to authorities after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman at an exclusive spa. He is free on $25,000 bail.

Shortly after he called 911, medics treated a female at the house but did not need to take her to the hospital, said Vickie Cleary, emergency services manager for the Newport Beach Fire Department.

No further details were immediately available, and it was unclear whether the medics treated a woman or child. Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, had a baby girl in January.

Paramedics were summoned to the house for a similar medical emergency on March 5, Cleary said. During that call, paramedics took a woman to the hospital after evaluating and treating her at the home.

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