STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Sheriff: Narcan Used to Save 15-Year-Old from Overdose

Josephine County Sheriff's deputies used Narcan to revive a 15-year-old juvenile dying of an overdose from multiple prescription medications, according to the agency.

Posted: Nov 8, 2018 5:14 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Deputies from the Josephine County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) were able to save the life of a 15-year-old boy who had overdosed on opioids Wednesday evening, according to the agency.

The call came in just before 6 p.m., and deputies were dispatched to an address on Brandy Lane for the report of an overdose involving a 15-year-old juvenile.

When they arrived, JCSO said that the deputies found the juvenile in a bedroom lying unconscious on the bed. The juvenile had "labored breathing and a very weak pulse."

Deputies used Narcan (Nalaxone) to counterract the overdose. Both the juvenile's breathing and pulse quickly began to improve — although they remained unresponsive when they were brought to the hospital via ambulance.

Investigators determined from witnesses that the subject had "overdosed on multiple prescription medications," JCSO said.

"Narcan is an opioid antagonist and is used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression," JCSO said in a statement.

The department says it has successfully used Narcan several times over the past year since they first received training in its use for overdoses. JCSO received funds from the Oregon Department of Justice to purchase the product.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 12170

Reported Deaths: 234
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah288872
Marion185953
Washington184721
Umatilla10137
Clackamas98727
Malheur3732
Union3692
Lincoln3615
Lane3053
Deschutes2680
Yamhill1989
Linn18110
Jackson1790
Polk17712
Jefferson1680
Morrow1451
Klamath1371
Wasco1171
Benton1146
Hood River1050
Douglas640
Josephine571
Clatsop550
Coos530
Columbia480
Lake240
Crook181
Tillamook160
Wallowa140
Baker120
Curry90
Sherman50
Harney20
Gilliam10
Grant10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 324543

Reported Deaths: 7051
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1335493809
Riverside24765537
Orange24715423
San Diego19371422
San Bernardino19043306
Fresno828288
Imperial7827135
Alameda7731148
Kern650297
Santa Clara6298166
San Joaquin627968
Tulare5678152
Sacramento548983
Stanislaus473251
Contra Costa466190
San Francisco452250
Ventura424653
San Mateo3949112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin343430
Kings291839
Monterey268218
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma170316
Placer107711
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8938
Yolo88428
Santa Cruz5693
Napa4774
Sutter3884
San Benito3622
Butte3384
Lassen3370
El Dorado3070
Shasta1956
Yuba1923
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Colusa1130
Mendocino1130
Lake1081
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte600
Mono511
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo351
Mariposa311
Plumas170
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 61°
Brookings
Few Clouds
52° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 52°
Crater Lake
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 51°
Grants Pass
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 57°
Klamath Falls
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 51°
Sunny & seasonal Monday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events