This One Thing Will Haunt Orlando First Responders For The Rest Of Their Lives

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First responders said the one thing that will haunt them the most about the Orlando terrorist attack is the constant sound of the victims’ cellphones ringing.

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After 49 people were killed when Omar Mateen opened fire on a gay nightclub, first responders described a horrific scene inside of Pulse — the victims’ phones were ringing because their relatives were calling to find out if their loved ones were still alive. (RELATED: Here’s What The Dixie Chicks Had To Say About The Orlando Terror Attack)

“As investigators are inside the nightclub, where many of the bodies are still where they fell, they have to tune out the nightmarish sound of all of the deceased phones’ ringing constantly as loved ones try to reach them,” Andy Carvin noted on Facebook Monday.


“The reactions I received [on Facebook] were similar to how I initially reacted to it,” Carvin later told BuzzFeed.

“When you imagine the situation — of first responders standing amongst the dead for the very first time, mobile phones ringing incessantly — it’s absolutely haunting. And you can only imagine how the experience will forever change the lives of those first responders.” (RELATED: What Chick fil-A Did In The Aftermath Of The Orlando Shooting Will Silence Its Critics Forever)