3 ODs reported by local law enforcement
(ABC 6 News) – The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office and Rochester Police Department reported three overdoses in 36 hours — one of them fatal.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical call in the 100 block of Madison Avenue NW at about 8:48 p.m. Nov. 16, where a 65-year-old man had died.
The OCSO and Mayo Clinic first ambulance administered Narcan and CPR, Capt. James Schueller said, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Other people in the residence had also attempted lifesaving measures, he said.
Schueller said there was evidence of drug use at the scene, and an overdose is the likely cause of death.
Capt. Casey Moilanen reported two more overdoses the morning of Nov. 16 and 17.
He said Rochester police responded to a 20-year-old man in the 300 block of Elton Hills Drive NW at about 2:22 a.m. Nov 16, and were at the scene with a 24-year-old man in SE Rochester around 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17.
Both men were given Narcan and revived, he said.
Schueller and Moilanen cautioned against relying solely on Narcan in overdose cases, though, and said people who revive after an overdose should still seek medical attention in case the toxic effects of a drug resurge after the opioid blocker wears off.
“You don’t have to go with us — but if you don’t want to go in the ambulance, at least have a friend or family member take you to get checked out,” Schueller said.