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911 call paints grim scene of Apex teen's possible overdose

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An Apex 911 call released Wednesday reveals the desperate moments when a caller told authorities that an Apex High student had collapsed from a possible drug overdose.

Tim Castaneda, 17, collapsed Oct. 6 and died Saturday. Ryan Laches, 17, of Apex has been charged with two counts of selling a controlled substance (LSD) to Castaneda.

On the 911 call, a desperate friend who is not identified pleads with the operator for help.

“Timmy! Come through! Timmy!” the caller said. “Hey, we're having a seizure out back, in the back of … we're in the woods at Beaver Creek. He's having a seizure.”

The caller goes on to say, “He’s on acid, he's on LSD. … Come on! No Timmy, pull through! Timmy, pull through!”

The 911 operator urged the caller to be calm and asked for details about what had happened while emergency responders were on the way.

The caller said Castaneda “was foaming at the mouth” at one point. At another point, the caller described blood coming out Castaneda’s mouth.

The operator told the caller to put Castaneda on his side and then see if he was awake.

“I mean, yeah, he’s like ... let me see his flashlight. I mean, I see his eyes,” said the caller. “I mean he's like ... he's blinking. He's still breathing. He's awake, yeah.”

Castaneda started to have spasms, according to the caller, and the operator continued to urge the caller not to get too excited.

“Listen, look at him very closely and tell me exactly what you hear and see him doing,” the operator said.

“He's breathing now. He's closed his eyes. Timmy you with us?” the caller said. “Tell me you're with us dude. He's breathing.”

Castaneda’s funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church at 3008 Old Raleigh Road in Apex. He is survived by his parents, Tito and Karen Castaneda, and brothers Steven and Brian Castaneda.

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