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Fred Pring from Mynydd Isa died waiting for ambulance

16 January 2014 Last updated at 19:00 GMT

A man who died waiting for an ambulance would have survived if it had arrived earlier, an inquest has heard.

Fred Pring, 74, died at his home in Mynydd Isa, Flintshire, on 21 March 2013, after waiting 42 minutes for an ambulance.

His wife Joyce called 999 three times but was told the service was "very busy" in her area. She called a fourth time to say they were "too late".

The hearing at Ruthin Coroner's Court has been adjourned until Friday.

Matthew Richards reports.

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