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Officer Administers Naloxone, Likely Saving a Life

Norfolk OPP are crediting the quick actions of an officer in Delhi who potentially saved a life by administering nalaxone.

DELHI - Norfolk OPP are crediting the actions of an officer in Delhi who potentially saved a life by administering nalaxone.

The officer was responding to a call about a 27 year old man in medical distress on Main Street late Wednesday afternoon. The officer determined the man appeared to be having an opioid overdose and immediately administered naloxone when he began to breathe.

As a result, the male was able to regain consciousness and stood up and began to speak to emergency first responders however declined to be transported to a local area hospital for further follow up.

This is the fourth case this week where officers have had to administer nalaxone in Norfolk County. 

"The OPP is reminding all members of the public that there is help in our community. You are never alone. If you or someone you know needs assistance, you can call the Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-866-487-2278." - Inspector Joseph Varga, Detachment Commander, Norfolk County OPP.

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