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Swift Action of Deputies Saved Man from Fentanyl Overdose in San Bernardino

Swift Action of Deputies Saved Man from Fentanyl Overdose in San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA: A swift action of a deputy saved the life of a man who had overdosed on Fentanyl in San Bernardino.

On Sunday, January 14, 2024, around 8:10 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a possible drug overdose incident near Smokestack Street and N Street.

Deputies’ quick and determined actions saved the victim’s life. They found the man unconscious in the desert just northeast of the intersection.

As soon as police got to the reported location, they started looking for the victim and soon found them.

The person was not responding and wasn’t breathing, which were signs of a possible fentanyl overdose, according to the sheriff’s office. Narcan is a drug that can prevent an opioid overdose, and deputies quickly give the person one dose.

Deputies said that after the first dose of Narcan, the victim still wasn’t responding, so they did chest rubs and gave them a second dose. According to the sheriff’s department, the second dose was the turning point because the victim woke up and started breathing again.

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Following the safe administration of Narcan, emergency medical services transported the person to a nearby hospital for further medical care.

The cops were praised by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for their quick actions, which saved a life.

If you know anything about this event, please call Deputy E. Nilsen at the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department at (760) 326-9200.

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