On the last day of September, Don Engan Notte lost his father dramatically. In the evening, he was found lifeless on Sunmore Street.
The first person on the scene called 113, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was administered. But no life was spared.
Not only the unexpected loss of the father but the daughter is suffering today. As he lay lifeless on the ground, several witnesses stood around and filmed the incident.
– He lays there and dies, which is then filmed and spread online. It’s highly undeserved, Noto says.
She was told that at one point there were between 50 and 60 people, many of whom held their mobile phones in the air and took pictures.
When Noto heard about the films and heard that many people received them, she was angry and upset.
– And then it got worse. It is called double sorrow.
She explains that her father still had a pulse when he was found. She thinks that it is cruel to think that he has to spend the last period of his life like that.
– He says that when a person takes his last breath and leaves the world they cannot show much respect.
To this day, he suffers a lot from movies.
– I wake up at night and think I had a dream, but it’s true.
– Thus I had no time to mourn my father. I don’t have time for that, he adds.
He says he often thinks about whose phones the videos are on.
– But I don’t know. I will meet them with a smile.
Days after the incident, police issued a press release urging people to delete what they had filmed or sent.
Noto says it was her idea.
– I had to get something out and it was the only thing I could think of to do right then and there.
The incident with Noto’s father is not unique.
In the past two months, there have been two incidents where police in Møre and Romsdal are encouraging people to stop sharing photos and videos.
After a fatal crash in Floro in late September, more than 30 people filmed the scene immediately after the crash.
Karl Jonas Wollen, head of operations at the Møre og Romsdal police district, says that we see more photography and filming now when dealing with things on the streets than a few years ago.
– Is it legal?
– Filming is basically legal, but sharing images can be something else. It all depends on what’s being shared, he replies.
However, he advises people not to have photo accidents.
– There is no excuse for movie accidents. It is to be hoped that those who work there will take care to preserve the evidence.
Nodo also hopes that his experiences will make people more aware of what to do in such situations.
– There is no better way to take a picture than to save a life. You must use your mobile phone to call 113. You should not broadcast pictures of sick people in need of help online. It makes me angry.
The family will not release the name and photograph of the deceased father. Therefore we have chosen to anonymize some images.
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