A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:
MCSO’s First-Ever Deployment of Narcan Probably Saves Man’s Life
A 33 year old Crystal Lake man is alive today after deputies administered Naloxone, an opiate
antidote commonly known as Narcan, to him Saturday night.
At about 9:15 p.m. May 30, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence after a call about an unresponsive male, who when deputies reached him was barely breathing. Based on information at the scene, it appeared that the man had used heroin.
Deputies administered Narcan and the man quickly regained consciousness.
The Crystal Lake Fire Department arrived on scene shortly afterwards and transported the victim to Centegra Hospital in McHenry.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office deputies were trained and began carrying Narcan in November of 2014.
This was the first time a McHenry County Sheriff’s deputy has administered Narcan in an actual emergency.