Ludington PD Use Naloxone To Save Man From Heroin Overdose

A man is recovering Friday night after police say they saved him from a heroin overdose.

Ludington Police Department responded to a call around 3am to find a 28-year old man unconscious.

Based on the man’s conditions, officers believed it to be a heroin overdose.

They immediately gave him two doses of Naloxone, an opioid inhibitor.

The man was responsive within a minute, and his breathing restored.

Having access to this emergency equipment is important for police, as they are typically the first to arrive on scene.

“It really is a game changer in terms of the officers being able to show up and be able to take quick responsive action to what they’re encountering and theoretically gives us a much better chance at keeping that person alive,” says Ludington Chief of Police, Mark Barnett.

The two officers responsible for saving this man’s life saved another person using Naloxone back in march.