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Michael Jackson: paramedic tape revealed

A recording that is believed to detail the moment paramedics broke the news of Michael Jackson’s death has emerged.

The tape is thought to feature a Los Angeles Fire Department medical worker calling the UCLA hospital.

The voice on the recording says: “Patient is Michael Jackson, the pop star singer. No pulse, no breathing.

“Unresponsive. Tried to resuscitate him. Unsuccessful. We’ve done everything we can. We should be there in five minutes. It doesn’t look good. It doesn’t look good.”

The tape emerged on an ambulance workers’ internet forum, according to The Sun.

An LAFD spokesman said: “I couldn’t confirm that it is one of our workers. It could be. They refer to “pop star Michael Jackson” but it is not our practice to name names.”

If genuine, the recording may be used as evidence in Dr Conrad Murray’s trial over involuntary manslaughter charges later this year.

It contradicts Dr Murray’s claims. He said that Jackson was still warm and had a pulse when he put him in the ambulance.

He has admitted giving the singer a cocktail of drugs including Propofol, the powerful sedative.

Jackson died on June 25 last year aged 50 while preparing for his forthcoming This Is It concert series at the O2 Arena in London.

© Telegraph.co.uk