Rescuers responding to drug overdoses revived two people

Rescuers responding to drug overdoses at two residences in five hours on Saturday revived two people, but a third could not be saved. A 44-year-old woman died at a residence on Fourth Street at about 5:30 p.m. Five hours later, emergency medical service personnel from CALEX rushed to an apartment at 1230 Main St. for a report of two people unconscious and not breathing. A 36-year-old woman was revived quickly following the administration of Narcan. A 42-year-old man in the same apartment went into cardiac arrest and required extensive life-saving measures. “After over 20 minutes of efforts – including CPR, cardiac medications, multiple doses of Narcan and Intubation, the patient had return of pulses, and was stabilized. The man was taken to NVRH and then was flown to Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H.  The response by CALEX to overdose emergencies is a regular occurrence, but three people (two at the same residence) in five hours on Saturday is unusual.