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Johnny Tapia 911 call released

Updated: May 31, 2012, 11:32 AM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A 911 call made from Johnny Tapia's Albuquerque home reveals the moments when the boxing legend's family members realize he is beyond help.

Police released audio Tuesday in which Tapia's wife, Teresa, can be heard pleading for emergency dispatchers to send an ambulance.

Teresa Tapia initially says her husband is unconscious and not moving. Another woman, believed to be her sister, tells the operator Tapia appears "stiff" and "purple."

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