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On May 24, 2017, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies saved two lives to opioid overdose in just 10-hours.
The first save occurred at approximately 1:30PM in the 0-100 block of Crows Nest Court, Third Lake. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an unresponsive 30 year-old man, lying in a bathroom of a residence. Deputies located items consistent with the ingestion of heroin and administered two doses of Naloxone to the unconscious man. He regained his consciousness and was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for further treatment.
The next save occurred at approximately 11:30PM in the 35600 block of North Louise Place, Ingleside. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a 22 year-old old man lying in a bathroom of a residence, unconscious and gasping for air. Deputies quickly ascertained the man was likely suffering an opioid overdose and administered a dose of Naloxone. Fox Lake Rescue arrived on scene and administered another dose of Naloxone. The man began breathing normally and regained consciousness. He was transported to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry for further treatment.
Sheriff Mark Curran said, “Last year, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office saved 13 lives to opioid overdose. In just the first five months of this year, we have already exceeded that number and have saved 14 lives. The opioid epidemic is a real problem and is impacting far too many people and families. It’s essential this epidemic is addressed at the community level, and we continue working together to reduce the growing problem.”