Suspected heroin overdose victim revived at fire station

Columbus firefighters at Fire Station 1 used Narcan to revive a heroin overdose victim who was driven to the fire station in an effort to get help.

The car arrived at 6:08 p.m. Sunday, with an unconscious male in the passenger seat, initially believed to be having heart problems, said Capt. Mike Wilson, Columbus Fire Department spokesman.

As firefighters and emergency medical personnel checked the 28-year-old man, they tried to determine what his medical problem was, Wilson said. The female driver told firefighters he had a heart condition but didn’t know any further medical details, Wilson said.

Firefighters administered Narcan after observing signs of opiate ingestion, Wilson said. A friend of the victim arrived in another car and told firefighters he believed the man had ingested heroin. The victim began breathing on his own shortly after receiving Narcan, a heroin antidote drug.

The overdose victim was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital where his condition was unknown, Wilson said.