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911 Phone Call From Isaiah's Mom Released

| by Jonathan Constante
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A 911 phone call made by the woman whose son fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on May 28 has been released (video below).

During the phone call, Michelle Gregg is heard telling the dispatcher that her 4-year-old son Isaiah was being dragged by a gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo, the Daily Mail reported.

"Hi, my son fell in the zoo exhibit at the gorilla - at Cincinnati Zoo," Gregg tells the dispatcher. "My son fell in with the gorilla. There is a male gorilla standing over him."

Gregg is then heard shouting at Isaiah "be calm" several times.

"He’s dragging my son," Gregg adds. "I can’t watch this."

Another 911 phone call was released by an unidentified woman who spotted Isaiah in the gorilla enclosure.

"There's a baby in the zoo that fell in the gorilla moat!" she tells the dispatcher. "There's a baby at the zoo in the gorilla moat.

"Hurry! Hurry! The gorillas are out. The gorillas don't have him yet. They need help."

The shooting of the silverback gorilla Harambe on May 28 to save 4-year-old Isaiah has sparked outrage all throughout the country, with some holding the parents responsible for being negligent and others holding the zoo responsible for not having sufficient safety measures.

Prosecutors revealed that police are currently investigating to determine if Gregg and Isaiah’s father, Deonne Dickerson, will be facing any charges.

"The investigation is regarding the action of parents and family that led up to the incident and is not related to zoo operations," Cincinnati Police Department spokeswoman Tiffaney Hardy told the NY Post. "We’re looking into the incidents that led up to the incident."

"The incident at the Cincinnati Zoo involving the young child who fell into the gorilla enclosure is under investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department," Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters said in a statement, according to the Daily Mail. "Once their investigation is concluded, they will confer with our office on possible criminal charges. When the investigation and review are complete, we will update the media."

Isaiah’s parents issued the following statement on June 1:

Our child has had a checkup by his doctor and is still doing well. We continue to praise God for His grace and mercy, and to be thankful to the Cincinnati Zoo for their actions taken to protect our child. We are also very appreciative for the expressions of concern and support that have been sent to us.

Some have offered money to the family, which we do not want and will not accept. If anyone wishes to make a gift, we recommend a donation to the Cincinnati Zoo in Harambe’s name.

Sources: Daily Mail, NY Post / Photo Credit: Screenshot via The Sun, Facebook, Viral Hog via Daily Mail

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