18-year-old Ann Hefferin died after attending a party at a University of Central Florida frat house.
Roommate: "My friend was drinking and she woke me up and she's sick and now she's not responding. Her eyes were just open, now they're closed. I don't know what to do. She's purple. She's gasping for air."
911 Operator: "I want you to put your head down close to her face, see if you hear or feel any breathing."
Roommate: "I don't hear or feel anything."
911 Operator: "You don't see her chest rise?"
Roommate: "No, she's not breathing."
Then there was a flicker of hope.
Roommate: "Ok, she's going 'gasp gasp gasp.' "
Roommate: "I barely feel a pulse at all but every couple of seconds she goes 'gasp.' "
911 Operator: "Okay, and she's still gasping for air?"
But it was too late. Hefferin died moments later. Fellow students held a candlelight vigil Sunday night.
Hefferin's sorority sisters dressed all in white and bore flowers as they mourned their friend. A young reporter from the campus TV station covered the heartbreaking event.
At an opencasket prayer service Monday, Hefferin's roommate, a high school friend, shared memories of the girl they all loved.
"She was such a sweet girl and she did so well in school and she was so caring, and we'll miss her," said the friend.
Hefferin's funeral was held Tuesday.
It's a tragic start to the year for Hefferin's school as well as a grim warning for students everywhere.