Al was bending over Elvis when Joe Esposito came running upstairs and into the bathroom.
Together the two man managed to turn Elvis's body over and Joe tried to breathe some life into his long time friend.
It seemed for a moment like time was suspended, but then everything started to happen all at once.
Vernon came into the room and his face was a mask of fear as he cried out ' Oh, God, son please don't go, please don't die!'.
Joe worked so hard on Elvis but there was little doubt in his mind or anyone else, Elvis was gone.
Elvis's face was swollen and purplish, the tongue was discolored and sticking out of his mouth, the eyeballs were blood red.
Suddenly Lisa Marie arrived in the midst of it all.
' What's wrong with my Daddy?' She yelled, as Ginger closed the first bathroom door.
' Something is wrong with my Daddy and I'm going to find out!' Little Lisa had shouted as she ran for the second bathroom door, only to find that locked.
People were crying and wailing when two fireman EMT arrived with an ambulance from Engine House No.29 in Whitehaven, just minutes from Graceland.
The ambulance attendants witnessed what they later said looked and sounded like a carnage.
In the bathroom stood a dozen people, screaming and crying for someone to help Elvis - There had to be something that could help him?
The two ambulance man looked at the almost unrecognizable body, they both knew they couldn't help him.
They were told by Al Strada, who was upset and crying, that he thinks Elvis had overdosed.
They nodded at him.
There was no vital signs and there seemed little doubt of an good outcome.
Joe and Charlie Hodge helped the ambulance crew put Elvis onto a stretcher and carried him downstairs and into the ambulance.
Vernon, still crying, tried to get into the van but was held back. He cried out to his only child ' I'll be there soon'.
Before the ambulance left Graceland, Dr. Nick crashed into the grates and jumped into the back.
He started working on Elvis and was yelling ' Breathe, Elvis, come on, Breathe for me'.
Dr. Nick was working so hard on Elvis's body and the ambulance men said he had a look on his face like he couldn't believe that Elvis Presley could die.