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Police, bystander help reverse suspected overdoses

A bystander assisted police in administering Naloxone to two people suspected of overdosing from unknown substances.
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THUNDER BAY — A bystander and city police officers were able to help two people who were found without vital signs at a home in the city's north end. 

Emergency services were dispatched to a home on Tupper Street around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday. 

Two people were located at the residence and were found to be without vital signs. 

While officers administered a Naloxone kit to one individual, a bystander assisted and administered one to the second person suspected of overdosing. 

As paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene, both regained vital signs and were brought to the regional hospital for further treatment. 

Police continue to advise of the dangers of narcotics use.

Naloxone kits can be picked up for free at most pharmacies across the city. 

Katie Nicholls

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Originally from central Ontario, Katie has moved here to further her career in the media industry.
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