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Oct 5, 2016 1:52 PM

Portsmouth fire officials revive 2 men overdosing on heroin in 4 days

PORTSMOUTH — Firefighters revived a men with Narcan who overdosed on heroin for the second time in four days.

The first incident occurred on Friday at about 6:15 p.m. when a man was reported as unresponsive in a car at the intersection of Spinney and Middle roads, the Union Leader said. Firefighters administered Narcan, and he was transported by ambulance to Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

The most recent incident occurred Monday night where a 31-year-old man was found unresponsive at a Rockingham Avenue home. The man's signs and symptoms led firefighters to believe that he had overdosed, Deputy Fire Chief James Heinz told the Union Leader.

The man received Narcan, oxygen and intravenous fluids before being transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

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