First responders use Narcan to save 2 males in separate suspected overdose incidents

(ABC 6 News) – First responders used Narcan to save two males in separate suspected overdose incidents over the weekend.

The Rochester Police Department (RPD) responded to an incident on Friday afternoon at approximately 1:22 p.m. in the 1000 block of 9th Ave. NW in Rochester.

RPD said when they arrived to the residence a 17-year-old male was found unresponsive inside. RPD administered Narcan to the victim and began doing CPR.

Rochester Fire and Mayo Ambulance arrived shortly thereafter and assisted with life saving measures. The victim regained a pulse and started breathing. He was transported to St. Marys Hospital by Mayo Clinic Amulance.

Another overdose incident occurred on Sunday morning at approximately 7:20 a.m. The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) say deputies responded to the location of I-90 and Highway 42 South for a suspected overdose.

Deputies arrived and found an unconscious 20-year-old male lying on his back on the road unconscious and unresponsive. The victim was given two nasal doses of Narcan, and was moved to a gurney where he gained consciousness.

The OCSO says 2 other people were with the victim, and they were traveling from La Crosse to White Bear Lake.

OCSO said they believe the victim was smoking heroin laced with fentanyl.