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Officers Administer Naloxone To Unconscious Male Found On The Floor Of A Home

KAWARTHA LAKES-A local man was given Naloxone, a drug to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, by OPP officers just after midnight on February 10th.

Police say officers with City of Kawartha Lakes detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a local residence to assist the Kawartha Lakes Paramedics.

Upon arrival, officers observed an unconscious male on the floor of the home according to police. A resident was performing CPR. Officers engaged in CPR measures and administered naloxone prior to ambulance personnel continuing life saving measures. The male was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital.

Naloxone kits are readily available throughout our community at business including, but not limited to:

  • HKPR Health Unit             1-866-888-4577
  • PARN                                   705-559-6328
  • Four Cast                             705-878-5547
  • Local pharmacies

The OPP provides victims with referrals to community specific resources and advising the public about harmful substances. See www.opp.ca/opioids for more information. Additional details as well as an officer’s experience with administering naloxone can be found at www.opp.ca/news.


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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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