At 5:30am on Christmas Eve, the West Shore RCMP responded to a call of a 38 year old man suffering from an accidental overdose at a residence in the city of Langford.
Several Officers along with Ambulance and the Fire Department were dispatched to the home after a frantic 911 call was received from a resident within the home.
Police were first on scene and learnt that a 38 year old man had ingested heroine and became unresponsive. Members arrived on scene to a roommate performing CPR.
“Our members are trained in the use of Naloxone and carry it on their person. The attending officer recognized the need to administer Naloxone to counteract the effects of drug. Two doses of Naloxone were administered to the unconscious male who had since stopped breathing altogether. The male gradually woke up and was then taken to the hospital for further care” said Cst. SAGGAR of the West Shore RCMP.
“There is no doubt in my mind that this male would not be alive to celebrate Christmas without the fast response from Police, Ambulance, Langford Fire Dept. and the roommate who performed CPR. We want to thank our officer and all parties above for their efforts in saving this man’s life” said Cst. SAGGAR.
The province of B.C. has a take home Naloxone kit program that is run through the BC Center For Disease Control. If you would like to learn more about the kits and how to access them you can visit https://towardtheheart.com/naloxone
Stay safe and happy holidays from the West Shore RCMP Detachment.
Cst. Nancy Saggar
Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B3A4
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