A timeline of the moments leading up to River’s death, pieced together from interviews, confidential EMT records and a federal report and published by The New York Post, suggests that River may have lived had her doctors reacted differently. The report indicates that Rivers’ doctors continued scoping procedures for fourteen minutes, even though her pulse and blood pressure were dropping. Insider:
They should have stopped the procedure and started resuscitation right away and done an emergency tracheotomy if there was any obstruction. Maybe she would still be alive.