A West Shore RCMP saved the life of a woman earlier this week after administering life-saving naloxone after she was found overdosing.
Just before 10 p.m. on Monday, April 25th, an RCMP officer making routine patrols along the Trans Canada Highway, observed a woman sitting in the middle of the sidewalk with her belongings scattered around her near View Royal.
The officer activated his emergency lights and came to a stop nearby.
When he approached the woman, she began to fall over. As he guided her safely to the ground, he realized she had stopped breathing and he could only feel a weak pulse.
The officer quickly administered naloxone in combination with rendering first aid and the woman began breathing again. Paramedics then transported her to hospital.
“Frontline RCMP officers across the country have received training on opioid related overdoses, and the administration of naloxone, which is now carried as part of our kit,” said Constable Meghan Groulx, spokesperson with the West Shore RCMP.
“The combination of the officer out in the community patrolling, and having the ability and training to administer naloxone are contributing factors in saving this woman’s life.”