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First responders save two men overdosing at I-75 rest stop

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OAKLAND COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Authorities say first responders saved two Mid-Michigan men from a heroin overdose by administering Narcan. 

Deputies responded about 2:17 a.m. Wednesday to the rest area located on northbound I-75 in Oakland County after a 911 caller told dispatchers they saw a man carrying another man into the men’s restroom.

The caller said the man was performing CPR on the other man, who appeared to be overdosing.

When deputies arrived, they found a 27-year-old Oscoda man unresponsive with shallow breathing. Officers gave a dose of Narcan to the man and when Springfield Township Fire Department arrived they gave two more doses.

The man regained consciousness.

Investigators said that’s when the second man, a 34-year-old from Tawas City, became lethargic. First responders gave him a dose of Narcan as well.

Police said a used hypodermic needle was found on the floor near the two men. The Oscoda man was taken to Genesys Hospital by ambulance. The Tawas City man was taken to St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital by ambulance.

Both admitted to using heroin, police said.

The vehicle they were using was being driven by a third-party resident of Rose City. It was impounded because the driver appeared to be under the influence as well, police said.

Both men are expected to recover. Their names were not released. 

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