Sunday November 29, 2020 | LANGFORD, BC
by Mary Brooke, editor | Island Social Trends
A man experiencing a drug overdose in his apartment in 850 block Orono Avenue in Langford was administered Naloxone by West Shore RCMP, which saved the man’s life.
This was on Thursday November 26 in the noon hour. West Shore RCMP received a report around 12:15 pm about a disturbance at the apartment building. A property owner advised that his tenant was yelling and he could hear things crashing in the apartment.
Frontline officers Cst McKinney and Cst Olsen arrived on scene and discovered the noise had abruptly stopped, it was outlined in a West Shore RCMP news release on Friday.
“The officers entered the apartment to check on the main and located him unresponsive on the floor. The man, who was alone, was exhibiting signs of drug overdose as well as injuries to his face,” said West Shore RCMP Media Relations Office Cst Nancy Saggar.
“The officers recognized these symptoms called for BC EHS and administered several doses of Naloxone spray right away. The man was taken to hospital where he continued to receive treatment for drug overdose.
“Without the life-saving measures taken by Cst McKinney and Cst Olsen, there is little chance the man would have survived,” said Cst Saggar.
“We want to say thank you to our officers for acting quickly and saving this man’s life,” Saggar said.