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Police and Fire revive man after suspected overdose

Police say officers administered Narcan, a medication used in cases of opioid overdoses.

Information provided by the Hollister Police Department.

The Hollister Police Department and Hollister Fire Department revived a man after he was found not breathing, according to a recent press release.

Police said that on July 24 about 12:29 p.m., officers Rudy Rodriguez and Staci Esqueda were dispatched to a report of a man not breathing at a home on the 600 block of Sixth Street.

When officers arrived, the man (left unnamed in the release) was unconscious and in respiratory distress. As officers were assessing the victim, he stopped breathing completely. The release said the officers recognized the medical emergency as a possible drug overdose. Officers administered a dose of Narcan, a medication used in cases of opioid overdoses.

When the man did not respond to the first dose of Narcan, officers started Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The Hollister Fire Department arrived, administered another dose of Narcan and continued CPR until the victim was revived, the release said. The man was conscious and alert when transported to Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

In the release, police said proper disposal of unused medications that could pose a hazard is made available at the Hollister Police Department. Anyone wanting to dispose of any unused medications can drop-off the medication in the department lobby.

Anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the Hollister Police Department at (831) 636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.


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