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Spokane police use Narcan to save overdosing man's life

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police responded to a call of a disorderly man Friday night. When they arrived on scene they realized the man was suffering from a drug overdose. Officers were able to use the overdose reversal drug Narcan to help the man and take him to a local hospital for treatment.

Just before 10 p.m. officers responded to the area of Augusta and Calispel. Concerned citizens reported a man was laying on the ground next to a dumpster, screaming and kicking it.

When officers arrived they found the 24-year-old man was not responsive. Police report the man had a low pulse and there was evidence of drug abuse. Suspecting a drug overdose, the officers tried several tactics to revive the man, but nothing was working. Fearing his life was in danger, the officers used Narcan on the man. 

A short time later the man became more responsive. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. 

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