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State suspends licenses of paramedics connected to Southfield woman falsely pronounced dead

State suspends licenses of paramedics connected to Southfield woman falsely pronounced dead
Posted at 3:14 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 15:14:09-04
(WXYZ) —

The State of Michigan has suspended the licenses of two paramedics on the scene at the Timesha Beauchamp investigation.

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On Aug. 23, Southfield Fire Department paramedics responded to a home for an unresponsive woman, identified as Timesha Beauchamp. When they arrived, the fire chief said Beauchamp wasn't breathing; after standard efforts to revive her, first responders determined after about 30 minutes that she was deceased.

Hours later, staff at the James H. Cole funeral home realized Beauchamp was still breathing.

The state has also served letters of intent to suspend the licenses of the two EMTs who were also on the scene.

All four firefighters are currently on paid administrative leave while the City of Southfield investigates.