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Woman revived with Narcan after Deputies respond to call

RCSOOn 11/17/16 at 5:25 PM, the Racine County Communications Center received a call regarding a 25 year old female, who was a passenger in a vehicle, who had passed out and was not breathing in the 21000 block of Schroeder Rd. in the Town of Dover.  Racine Sheriff’s Deputies along with Kansasville Rescue responded.

Upon Deputies arrival the patient was found to be pale and not breathing.  A Deputy immediately administered a dose of NARCAN and rescue personnel began rescue breathing.  Moments after the NARCAN was administered the patient regained consciousness and breathing on her own.

Our preliminary investigation has revealed that the patient’s condition was the result of an admitted heroin overdose.

Sheriff Christopher Schmaling stated “Although I’m very proud that we saved another life this evening, I’m very concerned that the opioid epidemic speaks to a much larger problem which continues to end lives daily across our country”.

This is the 19th life saved using NARCAN since the Sheriff’s Office first equipped patrol cars in February 2014.