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This is the 911 call made by Amanda Berry after 10 years missing

Listen and read a transcript of the dramatic call in which Amanda Berry, missing for over 10 years, says she needs to be rescued having been held captive in a house in Cleveland.

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AMANDA BERRY, MISSING for ten years, made a dramatic and life-changing 911 call to police in Cleveland, alerting them to the fact she was alive having been missing for over ten years.

Berry and two others were found in a house in the Ohio city where they had apparently been held captive. Three men, all in their 50s, were arrested this morning as details remain sketchy.

Here, via Associated Press, is a transcript from the dramatic call between Berry and the 911 dispatcher:

Caller: Help me. I’m Amanda Berry.

Dispatcher: You need police, fire, ambulance?

Caller: I need police.

Dispatcher: OK, and what’s going on there?

Caller: I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years, and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.

Dispatcher: OK, and what’s your address?

Caller: [Address].

Dispatcher: [Address]. Looks like you’re calling me from 2210.

Caller: Huh?

Dispatcher: Looks like you’re calling me from 2210.

Caller: I can’t hear you.

Dispatcher: Looks like you’re calling me from 2210 Seymour.

Caller: I’m across the street; I’m using the phone.

Dispatcher: OK, stay there with those neighbors. Talk to police when they get there.

Caller: (Crying)

Dispatcher: OK, talk to police when they get there.

Caller: OK. Hello?

Dispatcher: OK, talk to the police when they get there.

Caller: OK (unintelligible).

Dispatcher: We’re going to send them as soon as we get a car open.

Caller: No, I need them now before he gets back.

Dispatcher: All right; we’re sending them, OK?

Caller: OK, I mean, like …

Dispatcher: Who’s the guy you’re trying — who’s the guy who went out?

Caller: Um, his name is Ariel Castro.

Dispatcher: OK. How old is he?

Caller: He’s like 52.

Dispatcher: And, uh -

Caller: I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been on the news for the last 10 years.

Dispatcher: I got, I got that, dear. (Unintelligible) And, you say, what was his name again?

Caller: Uh, Ariel Castro.

Dispatcher: And is he white, black or Hispanic?

Caller: Uh, Hispanic.

Dispatcher: What’s he wearing?

Caller (agitated): I don’t know, ’cause he’s not here right now. That’s why I ran away.

Dispatcher: When he left, what was he wearing?

Caller: Who knows (unintelligible).

Dispatcher: The police are on their way; talk to them when they get there.

Caller: Huh? I – OK.

Dispatcher: I told you they’re on their way; talk to them when they get there, OK.

Caller: All right, OK. Bye.

More: Three women missing for years found just miles from home

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