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Deputy saves man's life using Narcan

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane deputy saved a man's life in Medical Lake using Narcan, after having only received training on its use the night before.

On September 2, around 12:45 p.m., a Spokane deputy responded to reports of an unconscious man in the carport area of the 900 block of E. Campbell St. in Medical Lake.    

The deputy found a man performing CPR on the victim, who lay between two vehicles. The victim wasn't breathing and had no pulse. The deputy took over CPR but the victim remained unconscious. The deputy determined the victim had overdosed, and administered Narcan.

Within a few seconds, the victim began breathing on his own, and within a few minutes, he was conscious. The man was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.