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Frantic 911 calls released from Cincinnati Zoo gorilla incident

The mother of a boy who entered a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo called 911 in a panic as she watched her son below with 450-pound Harambe
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CINCINNATI -- The family of a three-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo said Wednesday they will not sue the zoo.

Recordings were released of the frantic 911 calls made on Saturday after the accident. Just moments after her little boy fell into the gorilla enclosure, the terrified mother called for help.

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"Cincinnati 911. What is the address?" the dispatcher asked.

"Hi. My son fell in the zoo exhibit at the gorillas," the woman said. "There's a male gorilla standing over him. I need someone to contact the zoo please."

"We do already have help started there, okay?" the dispatcher responded.

"Okay. Isaiah be calm! Be calm! Be calm! He's dragging my son. I can't watch this... I can't. I can't watch."

Others dialed 911 as they watched the 420-pound gorilla drag the boy throughout the exhibit.

"He is dragging him from one end to the other," one caller said. "Oh my God!"

Zookeepers killed the endangered western lowland gorilla to save the boy's life.

CBS News has also learned police are still reviewing the parents' actions that led up to the incident. Ultimately, the decision to pursue possible charges is up to the local prosecutor.

The family has not been home since the incident but because of the backlash, police have offered them extra patrols.

The family also released a new statement Wednesday saying their son was seen by a second doctor and is doing okay.

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