IRC Deputies Save Life Using Narcan Kit During Reported Overdose

Deputies save life after using Narcan kit on Vero Beach patient.
Deputies save life after using Narcan kit on Vero Beach patient.

VERO BEACH – On Sunday, Indian River County Sheriff’s Corporal Ryan Holly and Deputy Dwayne Hoilett, responded to a reported overdose in the 1100 block of Old Dixie Highway in Vero Beach.

Upon arrival, they found a 52-year-old female experiencing difficulty breathing and repeated vomiting. She was not responsive to verbal direction and another subject on scene reported she may have overdosed on an unknown type of pill.

The deputies used an Evzio auto-injector to administer .4 mg of naloxone (Narcan). The patient was transported to Indian River Medical Center by EMS and was last reported in stable condition.

More: Substance Awareness Center Provides Narcan Kits and Training in Vero Beach

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office began issuing deputies naloxone in November of 2017, in response to the continuing opioid crisis.

If you would like more information about treatment options in Indian River County and the process to obtain a Narcan kit, please contact the Substance Awareness Center at 772-770-8411.

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Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.