Airport official who broke protocol concerned when Dziekanski went unconscious

VANCOUVER, B.C. - An official at Vancouver's airport who co-ordinated the response to Robert Dziekanski says he was concerned when he learned the Polish man was unconscious.

VANCOUVER, B.C. - An official at Vancouver's airport who co-ordinated the response to Robert Dziekanski says he was concerned when he learned the Polish man was unconscious.

Robert Ginter told a public inquiry that he made the decision not to call the airport's own emergency response team the night Dziekanski was stunned by an RCMP Taser and died in October 2007.

Ginter has said he didn't want to draw from resources that would be needed elsewhere, but he had second thoughts when he learned Dziekanski wasn't conscious.

He uttered an expletive when his lawyer asked him what he thought when he realized Dziekanski was motionless on the floor of the airport.

And he says he was relieved when he heard the sirens of the Richmond Fire Department, who were the first to respond but although they were further away than the airport emergency response team.

Ginter says the incident still bothers him.