Officers save man from dying of heroin overdose.

June 17, 2016

LUDINGTON — Ludington police officers saved a 28-year-old Ludington man from dying of a heroin overdose early Friday morning by administering two doses of NARCAN.

“On June 17, 2016, Mason-Oceana 911 received a call of an apparent overdose,” states a press release issued by Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett. “Dispatch personnel assisted the caller in beginning CPR on the subject. Officers from the Ludington Police Department were dispatched and responded to a drug overdose complaint on Second Street at 2:55 a.m.

“Upon arrival, officers found the subject unresponsive, labored breathing with facial discoloration. Officers had information that the subject had been using heroin. Officers were of the opinion that the subject’s condition was due to an overdose of opiates and administered a total of two doses of Naloxone (NARCAN). Within one minute, the subject was breathing on his own.

“The Ludington Fire Department and Life EMS responded to the scene and provided additional care. The subject was transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital by Life EMS.

“This is the second incident in which Ludington police officers have used this tool in response to an overdose incident. In both incidents NARCAN (Naloxone) was effective in curtailing the overdose.”

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