RCMP say they saved four people from apparent overdoses at the Campbell River Courthouse on Oct. 5. Google maps

RCMP say they saved four people from apparent overdoses at the Campbell River Courthouse on Oct. 5. Google maps

Four overdose victims expected to survive after first responder intervention in Campbell River

Victims were located at the courthouse last night

  • Oct. 6, 2020 12:00 a.m.

Four apparent overdose victims are expected to survive after first responder intervention.

Campbell River RCMP, firefighters and BC Ambulance responded to a report of a woman who had possibly overdosed at the Campbell River Courthouse downtown just before 10 p.m. on Oct. 5.

When they arrived, they found four people who had overdosed, a press release said.

Const. Maury Tyre said the situation shows the dangers of opioid drug abuse.

“In this case, the four people were very fortunate that someone found them in distress or it could easily have been the end of their lives.”

According to Fire Chief Thomas Doherty, firefighters administered naloxone by injection and one RCMP member used their naloxone nasal spray.

“It was a combined team effort between our firefighters, RCMP and paramedics that saved those four people,” said Doherty.

The overdose victims were all transported to the Campbell River hospital by BC Ambulance and are expected to survive.

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated from a previous version to show that the call was a joint effort between RCMP, BC Ambulance and firefighters.

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