Men OD in Tillsonburg apartment

Paramedics treated two men at the same address in Tillsonburg this weekend for opioid overdoses.A 21-year-old male and a 29-year-old male went into medical distress within five minutes of each other. Each overdoses warranted its own 911 call.The first 911 call came around 5:37 p.m. Sunday. When Oxford OPP arrived, they were told that Oxford paramedics were tending to the situation. Police report that someone inside the apartment administered two doses of the opioid antidote naloxone before first responders arrived. The victim was taken to hospital for additional treatment.The second call for the 29-year-old male came in around 5:42 p.m. OPP officers responding to the second call administered two doses of naloxone and began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.“Not only were officers and paramedics attending this address able to quickly identify an opioid overdose, a resident also observed the signs and immediately administered naloxone prior to emergency services arriving,” Insp. Tony Hymers, head of the Oxford OPP, said in a news release. “When someone is overdosing, minutes can make the difference between life and death.”

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