CHATSWORTH – Grey County OPP and Grey County EMS arrived just in time to save the life of a 40 year old man that appeared to have overdosed.
Police got the call on holiday Monday around 1:00 a.m. of the incident at a residence on Hwy 10 in the Township of Chatsworth in response to a report of an unresponsive male.
The man did not have vital signs when police arrived, so the officer began CPR. Because the man was not responsive after CPR, the officer administered Naloxone. The antidote drug helped the man breathe, yet he remained unconscious and was taken to hospital.
The victim is expected to make a full recovery.
Naloxone is used to help reverse the effects of an opiod overdose. OPP officers are equipped with a Naloxone kit and are trained to use it in an emergency .
The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act provides legal protection for people who call 911 or need help during an overdose.
For information on where to get a Naloxone kit visit, www.ontario.ca/Overdose.