Walworth County sheriff’s deputies revive opiate overdose victim

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WALWORTH COUNTY — The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were able to use Naloxone (Narcan) to revive an opiate overdose victim on Saturday, March 5th.

Deputies were dispatched to a home in the Town of Spring Prairie around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. They found a 28-year-old man who was known to be an abuser of opiate medications and other street narcotics. The deputies reported the victim’s breathing was very shallow and he was non-responsive to pain or light stimulation.

The deputies delivered one dose of Naloxone to the victim.  A second dose of Naloxone was delivered at 2:37 p.m. and the victim began to show signs of improvement.  Upon the arrival of Paratech Ambulance a third dose of Naloxone was delivered at 2:38 p.m.

Paratech Ambulance transported the victim to an area hospital where he remains under medical care.

This is the second victim revived by Sheriff’s Deputies since the inception of the Naloxone program in 2015.