In 911 call, Maria Shriver reports son Christopher Schwarzenegger's beach injury
Fire officials released the 911 call Maria Shriver made Sunday after her 13-year-old son, Christopher Schwarzenegger, was seriously hurt in a boogie board accident.
In the call, a calm Shriver told the operator about the accident and says her son “can’t move off the beach.”
“He’s awake and breathing, it’s just he can’t move and he’s having trouble breathing,” Shriver said.
The dispatcher said she was sending paramedics and lifeguards to the scene.
The teenager reportedly suffered broken bones in the accident but is recovering.
"A few days ago our son Christopher suffered an accident at the beach," Schwarzenegger and Shriver said Friday in a statement. "While it has been a very scary week, Christopher is surrounded by his family and friends. He is a brave boy and is expected to make a full recovery.
"On behalf of our entire family, we want to sincerely thank the paramedics and lifeguards who responded so swiftly as well as the doctors, nurses, emergency room and hospital staff who have cared for our son.
They have been extraordinary to him and to us. We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and ask for respect and privacy for Christopher and our family."
Two of Christopher’s siblings tweeted about the accident Friday.
“Thank you everyone for your messages about my brother. This kid is strongest kid I ever seen. Keep praying,” Patrick Schwarzenegger, 17, said.
Katherine Schwarzenegger, 21, also voiced her thanks.
“Thank you guys for ur concern and prayers for my baby brother!” she wrote. “He's a tough little guy and getting better! Please keep praying for him!”
The L.A. County Fire Department released the 911 call but did not identify the victim or the caller.
-- Kate Mather
Photo: Former California First Lady Maria Shriver, center, arrives at the inauguration in Sacramento with her children, from left, Christina, Katherine, Patrick and Christopher in 2007. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times