November 29, 2016
Beaufort, NC – (November 29, 2016) A Carteret County Sheriff’s deputy using the anti-opiate drug naloxone saved the life of a 28-year-old man suffering from a heroin overdose in Newport.
On November 19th, 2016 Deputy Chris Mackanic responded to the scene of a reported heroin overdose on Eagle Road in Newport. Once on scene, Deputy Mackanic found the male victim lying unconscious on the bathroom floor, barely breathing and turning blue.
Deputy Mackanic quickly administered a dosage of Naloxone to the victim. Within a short period of time the victim regained consciousness and his breathing and color returned to normal.
Sheriff Asa Buck said, “Deputy Mackanic is to be commended for a job well done. His quick response and immediate action saved the life of the victim.”
Sheriff Buck also added, “Having these naloxone kits in our vehicles allows us to respond to the scene of an overdose and administer an antidote to counteract the effects of opiates and save lives.”
“This is the second drug overdose reversal our deputies have performed in approximately one month’s time. As I said last time, unfortunately this will not be the last,” said Sheriff Asa Buck.
The male was taken to Carteret Health Care in Morehead City for treatment.
For more information on the naloxone program, please call Sheriff Asa Buck or Captain
Dennis Barber at 252-728-8400.