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Spokane Valley deputy administers opioid overdose medicine to unconscious man found in basement

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

A Spokane Sheriff’s deputy administered opioid overdose reversing drug to an unconscious person found in a Spokane Valley home Tuesday.

Deputy Natalie Woolard responded to a call that a body had been found in the basement of a residence on E. 10th Avenue, according to a news release. After she arrived, a man emerged from a house, screaming for help. The deputy said the man went back into his house and dragged an unconscious person to the door. The deputy said she checked the vital signs of the unconscious person, administered one dose of Naloxone and tried to wake him with a sternum rub. A minute later, she administered a second dose.

Emergency responders and another deputy arrived to assist her. The man regained consciousness and asked what had happened. He admitted using heroin and said he recently took Xanax pills, according to the release.

The man was transported to the hospital for further treatment and was later released. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Mark Gregory said no one was arrested in connection to the incident because it was a medical call and witnesses did not provide much information.


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