Celebrity Shatner's 911 Tape By People Staff Published on January 18, 1999 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email William Shatner told a 911 operator “my wife’s at the bottom of the pool” in a plea for help after finding her submerged body. Shatner returned to his Studio City, Calif., estate shortly after 10 p.m. on Aug. 9 and found his wife Nerine, 40, in the deep end, authorities said. Police said it was an accidental drowning and autopsy results are due in about a month, pending toxicology tests. On the audiotape released Tuesday, the 68-year-old “Star Trek” actor and former host of the old “Rescue 911” TV series makes a frantic plea: Shatner: “Oh, my God!”Dispatcher: “What’s your problem there, sir?”Shatner: “My wife’s at the bottom of the pool.”Dispatcher: “OK, did you get her out of the pool yet, sir?”Shatner: “No, not yet.” Dispatcher: “I want you to take her out of the pool right now.”Shatner: “She’s at the very deep end (unintelligible).”Dispatcher: “OK, sir. If you can, grab something and get her out of the pool. Sir? Sir? Right away, get your wife out of the pool.”Shatner: “OK.”Dispatcher: “Don’t hang up the phone. (Shatner hangs up.) Hello?” Shatner then dove in and pulled his wife out of the pool, but he was unable to resuscitate her, police said.