Ludington man saved by overdose reversal drug at Dollar General

A Ludington man was saved from an overdose by Naloxone, the overdose reversal drug.

OCEANA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A man in Oceana County was revived from a drug overdose by Naloxone.

Around noon Monday Oceana County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Dollar General on W Monroe Road in Pentwater for a drug overdose.

Witnesses told Mason-Oceana Dispatch a person had overdosed on heroin, was unconscious and not breathing.

Dispatchers said they gave CPR instructions over the phone to witnesses.

Deputy Jeff Brown was on the scene in less than three minutes after the call was dispatched.

Brown said he confirmed that it was a heroin overdose and gave the man two doses of Naloxone, an overdose reversal drug.

“I have never seen Naloxone work in a real-world situation, it was amazing,” Brown said. “The individual was unconscious, not breathing, CPR was in progress, I administered the Naloxone in both nostrils and he almost immediately regained consciousness.”

The 26-year-old Ludington man survived and was taken to Mercy Health Partners-Lakeshore Campus for treatment.

He was then taken to Mason County Jail for a probation violation.

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