Christmas Eve heroin overdose victim revived by police and paramedics in downtown White River Junction


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Eric Francis

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION - Fast action by Hartford police officers and paramedics saved a 38-year-old man who was found unresponsive in an apartment on Gates Street first thing Monday morning.

    "A tenant found him unconscious and suffering from a suspected overdose," and began CPR after calling 911 dispatchers, Hartford Police Chief Philip Kasten explained.

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    The chief said that police officers got there first and used nasal Naloxone spray to revive the victim who was then turned over to arriving paramedics and eventually transported to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

    Chief Kasten said it was an example of "great teamwork" between the local emergency services.

    "It's important for us to have (Naloxone and the related training)," the chief said, "It allows us to get the process started and underway.  It augments what are paramedics are doing to try and control the opioid situation" in the Upper Valley.

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