A 12-YEAR-OLD schoolboy died in a hanging tragedy at his home.
Jordan Valerio was found hanging last November by his older sister Daniella at their family home in Honley.
The Honley High School pupil was suspended to a door by a karate belt.
And at a Huddersfield inquest into his death, it was revealed the Yorkshire Ambulance Service sent an emergency crew to the wrong address.
A crew containing an ambulance with two paramedics, a rapid response vehicle and an operational supervisor were all sent to Almondbury instead of Honley.
It meant there was a 17-and-a-half-minute wait between Daniella Valerio making a 999 call at 5.09pm and a crew arriving at 5.27pm.
Doctors said Jordan would have lost consciousness quickly, most likely before he was found.
Huddersfield coroner Roger Whittaker ruled that, in this case, it could not have saved Jordan and he recorded an open verdict on the youngster.
But he welcomed a pledge from Yorkshire Ambulance Service which said “lessons had been learned”.
Jordan played for the Meltham All Blacks under 13s rugby league and was a member of three school sports teams.
On November 29 last year, he arrived home from school and spoke to his mother Carole Graham before she went to work.
Jordan then had an argument with his sister about taking the family dog Max for a walk.
Daniella, 19, took Max out but returned at around 5pm when she found Jordan.
She said: “I saw my brother hanging there.
“I got hold of him, tried to put him on to my shoulder so I could undo the belt.
“I thought he may have moved when I put him on the floor but I am not sure.”
At 5.09pm Daniella called an ambulance and carried out instructions ambulance dispatcher James Henninghan gave her.
But at 5.14pm he realised the crew had been sent to the wrong address.
It transpired that he has not checked the address, instead relying on a computer system which links incoming phone numbers to their corresponding address which was wrong.
Mr Hennighan admitted the error and dispatched a second crew to Honley which arrived at 5.27pm.
At the inquest Mr Henninghan said: “It was my error.
“On the system I was aware that the crew had arrived at the location, but when Daniella said it had not I knew it could not be at the right place.”
Trevor Baldwin, assistant director for response at Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: “On the night of the incident we immediately made this a serious incident when we found out what happened.
“Investigations have shown that the phone number wasn’t matched to the correct address on our system.
“James Henninghan has admitted to the error.
“Lessons have been learned and a new system has been put into effect.”
A post-mortem conducted by Dr Alfredo Walker revealed Jordan would have died within minutes of hanging himself.
His mother Carole Graham said she had no worries or fears that he might harm himself.
Coroner Mr Whittaker said he could not be sure that Jordan intended to take his life and recorded an open verdict.
Mr Whittaker said: “I want to commend Daniella for what she tried to do.
“Despite the horrendous situation she found, she knew she had to act quickly and if there had been any possibility he could be resuscitated she would have been the reason for that.”