Wise County Deputy saves overdoes victim using Narcan

On June 30, 2017 Wise County Deputy, Sgt. Myles Cote, heard a rescue call over the radio for an unresponsive male lying in the floor with shallow breathing on Laurel Avenue in Coeburn, VA. He was in the immediate area and quickly responded. Sgt. Cote located the male in the floor and discovered evidence that he had been smoking synthetic drugs. The male was completely unresponsive and barely breathing. Sgt. Cote administered one dose of Narcan Nasal Spray overdose antidote to the male, which improved his breathing and revived him. Rescue then arrived on scene and transported the male to Mountain View Hospital. 
Sheriff Ronnie Oakes has required all his deputies to be trained to administer the overdose antidote. Three Wise County Deputies are also certified as trainers for the antidote. All deputies carry Narcan Nasal Spray to be used in emergencies.

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