Sep 24, 2015 11:37 AM
Manchester first responders administer Narcan six times in less than six hours
MANCHESTER - First responders dealt with six drug overdoses in less than six hours on Wednesday, administering Narcan to save all six men.
The calls came in at 4:15, 6:15, two around 6:40 and two more around 9:35 p.m., police said,
The first call was to an address on Myrtle Street after a friend called to report that a 42-year-old man was overdosing. Narcan was used and he regained consciousness before being taken to the hospital.
The second call was to a motor vehicle on Granite Street under the Interstate 293 overpass where a 42-year-old man was found stopped in traffic, slumped over the wheel. He to was revived with Narcan and taken to the hospital. Identified as Eric Beauchemin, 30, of New Boston, he also was charged with driving under the influence and given a court date on Oct. 27.
The third call was for an address on Pleasant Street, where Narcan was administered to a 29-year-old man before he was taken to the hospital.
Within less than five minutes, the fourth call came in for a parking lot on Amory Street by the Domino's Pizza where Manchester firefighters found a man lying facedown in the parking lot and administered Narcan to revive him. He also was taken to the hospital.
The fifth and sixth overdose calls came in at a Merrimack Street apartment building for two different units. Both overdose victims were 59 years old and both men required Narcan to regain consciousness. One man said he had used fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that's much stronger than heroin.