Paul Walker Dispatch Recording Released

Posted Friday December 6, 2013 7:38 PM GMT

Adding to the tragedy in the wake of Paul Walker's death, first responders to the fatal crash declared the actor dead almost immediately after their arrival.

Firefighters arrived less than 3 minutes after a 911 call alerted them to the crash, and amidst the coding, the phrases, "We have one vehicle fully engulfed...We have confirmed two DOA...again confirmed, two fatalities," was heard over the transmission.

The man at the scene also told the dispatch officer that the incident should be recorded as "Code N," meaning that it was a newsworthy event and should be handled with care.

Although little is known of the how the car crashed, firefighters knew that Paul and his friend, Roger Rodas were killed instantly. Listen to the tragic and chilling audio below.

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