Bishopville, S.C. (WPDE) — Bishopville City Police have reported their first use of Narcan since their training on the drug, according to a news release.
Narcan is used by officers to reverse the effect of opioid use, specifically on the central nervous system and respiratory system, and can be life-saving.
On July 14, Bishopville officers responded to a home on Durant Street, where they found a 29-year-old male on the floor unresponsive. He also had shallow breathing and a weak pules, according to officers on scene.
After assessing the situation, officers worked together to administer the Narcan while waiting for EMS to arrive.
Police say that within just a few minutes after administering the Narcan, the victim was "alert and talking."
The opioid crisis is the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history and has been declared a national health emergency.
The Bishopville City Police said they are proud to have these two officers on their team and are proud of them for helping save a life.