(THUNDER BAY, ON) – It’s been a busy evening for city police and paramedics, they have been knee deep sorting out addiction-related issues in Thunder Bay.
A male in his late thirties was abusing fentanyl powder when he became unresponsive. He was at a notorious trap house located on Pearl Street right beside the infamous park between Ambrose and Machar. People at the trap narcan’d him about 3 times. After first responders arrived he was finally revived.
Thunder Bay Police, Superior North EMS and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue all responded to the scene. Two ambulances, a police cruiser and a fire truck were dispatched to the scene.
Soon after being revived the male was loaded into a waiting ambulance and was shipped off to the Hilton (Emergency Department of the Hospital) where he will shake off his overdose symptoms under the careful eye of the doctor and nurses on duty.
Sadly, it appeared as tho the ambulance was struggling to start when it was ready to leave. Perhaps some new vehicles for our overworked paramedics are overdue? Just a thought.
If you or someone you know uses drugs and would like to sober up, please reach out to the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre at 807-684-1880 and ask them how you can start the journey to sober living.
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