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Mount Pleasant police say they used Narcan to save a 24-year-old woman from possibly dying of an overdose.
Officers were called at 5:37 p.m. Thursday to a home in the 4200 block of Spring Street for a report of a woman having trouble breathing. When police arrived, they found someone performing CPR because the woman was not breathing, according to a written release from MPPD Sgt. Paul Maccari.
Police believed the woman was suffering from a drug overdose so they administered Narcan. Rescue crews from South Shore Fire arrived on scene and continued to treat the woman before transporting her to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s.
“The administration of Narcan was determined to have brought the female to a conscious state and saved her life,” Maccari wrote. “The female was reportedly conscious and alert at the hospital.”
Officers started carrying Narcan in their squads last fall, a move precipitated by an incident during which SSFD crews were delayed by a train. In that case, deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department were called to respond to an overdose to administer Narcan, saving a 26-year-old man’s life.
This incident remains under investigation, Mount Pleasant police Chief Tim Zarzecki confirmed, and is not believed to be heroin related.