Aurora officer credited for saving overdose victim

AURORA - On Sunday, an Aurora Police Officer used a nasal spray to save a man overdosing on what they believe was heroine.

At around 10:32 p.m., Aurora Police officers received a call that there was an unresponsive man in a public restroom. 

When the police officers arrived they discovered the man slumped over in a bathroom stall. They believe baggies nearby contained heroin. 

One officer immediately began CPR and administered a nasal spray called Narcan while other offers called for an ambulance.

Narcan, also known as Naloxone, is commonly used in an attempt to counteract the effects of opioids by displacing the effects the opioids have on the brain long enough for breathing to resume. 

The man was transported to a local hospital and is recovering.

 

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