Police Department's new Narcan Program revives an overdose patient
PUNTA GORDA - On Sunday, Punta Gorda Police Officer Russell responded to a residence for a possible overdose.
Upon arrival, he found a 48-year-old male slumped over on the couch, unconscious, and barely breathing from a believes overdose on fentanyl.
Just weeks ago, Officer Russell began carrying Narcan Nasal Spray which is a potentially life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Officer Russell administered the medication and the patient regained consciousness.
The patient was treated by the Punta Gorda Fire Department and Charlotte County EMS before being transported to the EMS and is expected to make a full recovery.