On June 18th, Deputy Contreras was on patrol when he and Marin County Fire were dispatched to a possible overdose. The caller reported a young man in his early 20’s possibly overdosed, was not breathing and CPR was being started.
Deputy Contreras, knowing he would most likely arrive before the fire department quickly activated his lights and siren and drove to the location. Deputy Contreras grabbed his Narcan and ran to the patient. He noticed the patient was turning blue and CPR was being administered.
Deputy Contreras administered the Narcan while life saving efforts continued. As Paramedics arrived, the young man started to breathe again and gasped for air, which is common when Narcan is effective. CPR was no longer necessary and a Paramedic administered a second dose of Narcan.
We are happy to report the young man is alive.
Deputies with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office carry Narcan on duty and are trained to administer when necessary. The actions by all involved saved this young mans life.