By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 30, 2018
LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCTV) -- An officer was able to revive the victim of an apparent opioid overdose with the use of Narcan, the Lake City Police Department says.
According to LCPD, the officer responded to a medical emergency call Sunday regarding a person who was not breathing and reportedly had no pulse. The EMS Commander on scene said they had had prior experience with the victim, and determined they were experiencing an opioid overdose.
The police department says the officer administered the Narcan, which is an emergency medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose.
The victim soon became responsive and their heart rhythm was stabilized. They were then transported to a local hospital for further assessment.
“We are grateful that we are able to supply our officers with the training and materials needed to save lives in this type of situation. This recent addition to our department has assisted in giving this individual an opportunity to live” said Police Chief Argatha Gilmore.
All LCPD officers were recently trained in administering Narcan and have been issued the emergency medicine.