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Aug 11, 2015 7:01 PM

WATCH: 20-year-old woman suffers heroin overdose on Concord's Main Street, highlights drug issues


CONCORD - After a 20-year-old woman overdosed on the streets of Concord, people in the capitol city are looking for help.

A video captured the woman falling over and walking into cars before witnesses said she dove straight into the pavement suffered a heroin overdose - all on Main Street.

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Just take a look at the security footage below:

So far this month, the city of Concord has responded to six drug related overdoses and has had to use Narcan five times to revive victims.

One witness, who did not want to be identified, recalled how she felt as she watched the woman overdose.

“When I realized what was going on, I’ve got children and you know it was a different world from when I was 20 years old," she said.

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Cheryl Scaramuzzi of Capitol Crafstman on Main Street remembers it as well.

“We’re watching this woman die and they came with the Narcan and within 30 seconds she opened her eyes," said Cheryl Scaramuzzi, of Capitol Craftsman. "Concord - really they have a huge problem, and they know it. They just need to get on board."

In the video, other bystanders were captured watching the woman fall before police were called.

“We were losing her," Scaramuzzi said. "It was horrifying, it puts the hairs up on my arms."

Concord Fire Chief Dan Andrus told NH1 News the numbers of overdoses have skyrocketed in the past few years, and a plan to curb the issue will take effort from all over the region.

Concord residents say it's about time after losing too many to overdoses.

“There is a little part of me, that when I hear this I am saying to myself - let me know when the funeral is,” said Concord resident Mary Hewitt.

Andrus told NH1 News that they are working on conversations between departments and getting the safety board more involved so that victims of addiction like the woman on main street aren't left without options.


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