Officers use narcan to save overdosing woman in Whitby

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Published June 12, 2023 at 4:23 pm

Police officers saved a woman’s life Saturday night with a dose of Narcan to combat her ongoing opioid overdose.

Durham Regional Police received a 911 call shortly after 1:30 p.m. on June 10 about an unconscious woman near Gilbert and Ontario Sts. When they arrived, the officers found the woman without vital signs and started first aid.

They administered Narcan, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses, and began CPR. They were able to revive the woman who was taken to hospital in stable condition.

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