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Bishopville police use first dose of life-saving Narcan

(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.

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