Second Isla Vista Overdose Victim Saved in 24 Hours

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Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
March 8, 2019

Deputies and Officers from Isla Vista Foot Patrol Deploy Naloxone Help Save a Live for Second Time in 24-Hours

At about 1:30 a.m., this morning, March 8, 2019, Santa Barbara County Fire personnel, American Medical Response (AMR) medics, and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies along with UCSB police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to a residence in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde in Isla Vista for a report of an unresponsive 21-year-old man. The reporting party told Dispatchers that the man was unconscious and not breathing. 

Law enforcement personnel arrived on-scene within minutes of the initial call and began life saving efforts. It was suspected that the victim had suffered a drug overdose and a single dose of Naloxone Hydrochloride was administered to the victim. The victim began to breath on his own and he became responsive. Once Santa Barbara County Fire personnel arrived on-scene they took over care of the patient. The patient was then transported to a local hospital by AMR medics for treatment. 

This is the second occasion in the last 24-hours where officers and deputies assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol have utilized their department issued Naloxone Hydrochloride to help save a life. 

Naloxone Hydrochloride, more commonly known by the brand name NARCAN®, blocks the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose (both medications and narcotics) including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. Due to the quick thinking and actions of the law enforcement personnel, this incident ended with a life saved instead of a drug overdose death. 

All Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies receive training on the use of Naloxone. This lifesaving training is accomplished through the combined effort of the Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency.


Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
March 7, 2019

Deputies Use Naloxone Help Save Isla Vista Overdose Victim

Shortly after midnight tonight, March 7, 2019, Santa Barbara County Fire personnel, American Medical Response (AMR) medics, and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies along with UCSB police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to a residence in the 6600 block of Trigo Road in Isla Vista for a report of an unresponsive 20-year-old woman. The reporting party told Dispatchers that the woman was unconscious and not breathing and it was suspected that she had suffered a drug overdose.

Law enforcement personnel arrived on-scene within minutes of the initial call and began life saving efforts. Prescription opioid medication was found near the victim and believing this was an opioid overdose, Naloxone Hydrochloride was administered to the victim. The victim began to breath on her own and a weak pulse could be detected. Once Santa Barbara County Fire personnel arrived on-scene they took over lifesaving efforts. The patient was the n transported to a local hospital by AMR medics for further treatment. 

Naloxone Hydrochloride, more commonly known by the brand name NARCAN®, blocks the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose (both medications and narcotics) including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. Due to the quick thinking and actions of the law enforcement personnel, this incident ended with a life saved instead of a drug overdose death. 

All Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies receive training on the use of Naloxone. This lifesaving training is accomplished through the combined effort of the Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency.

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Roger Mar 08, 2019 12:55 PM
Second Isla Vista Overdose Victim Saved in 24 Hours

There have been overdoses deaths since the beginning of time back in the early 90's over 70 people died in the city of Santa Barbara one year due to speed ball deaths Heroin and Cocaine mixed. I knew several of the victims. Thank the Good Dog Narcan is around now to save more lives...

a-1558618177 Mar 08, 2019 01:18 PM
Second Isla Vista Overdose Victim Saved in 24 Hours

theres a high chance its not heroin, but rather fentanyl laced cocaine or painkillers. having been a student in iv recently, heroin is very, very rare whereas coke and painkiller/xanax usage is much higher.

Flicka Mar 08, 2019 10:52 AM
Second Isla Vista Overdose Victim Saved in 24 Hours

Absolutely amazing the lives saved with this counter acting drug. I hope the people it's used on realize they have been given a second chance and respond well to their good luck.

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