Deputy responding to reported dead body administers Narcan to save man’s life

Deputy responding to reported dead body administers Narcan to save man’s life

A Spokane Valley Deputy responding to a reported dead body Tuesday morning administered Narcan to reverse the effects of an overdose and help save a man’s life.

On Tuesday morning at around 7:30 a.m., Spokane Valley deputies responded to a call that a neighbor had come over and told the caller he found a dead body in his basement.

Deputy Natalie Woolard arrived at the residence in the 11100 block of E. 10th Ave. in Spokane Valley. The caller said several people were living insider her neighbor’s residence, but that she didn’t know their names.

A man then began screaming for help from the front door of the neighbor’s residence. He dragged an unconscious male to the door. Deputy Woolard detained the screaming man before checking on the unconscious male, who had a faint pulse and was taking shallow breaths.

Believing the man was experiencing a possible opioid overdose, the deputy requested medical backup and administered two doses of Naloxone .

The male later became conscious and admitted he used Heroin and recently took some Xanax pills.

Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel arrived and transported the male to the hospital for further treatment.

At this time, the male’s current condition is unknown.