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  DRPS Officers Credited with Saving Lives

Jan 26, 2018 12:26 ET

Four DRPS officers in Oshawa are being credited with saving the lives of two men found unconscious in an abandoned vehicle.

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, just after 8 p.m., two frontline officers from Central East Division on routine patrol decided to check out reports of drug activity in the area of Albert Street and Phillips Street.

They located two unconscious males, both in their late 20s, inside an abandoned landscaping truck. The men were not dressed appropriately for the cold conditions and the windows in the truck had been smashed out. There was a small fire smoldering under one of the males. Fire and EMS were called to the scene.

Two additional police officers arrived and they were able to remove one of the males from the vehicle to an awaiting ambulance. Naloxone was administered and the male was revived.

The jaws of life were required to remove the second male and, after about 20 minutes, he also responded positively to Naloxone. Both males were taken to hospital and are expected to survive.

Information was received about a third male who had consumed the same drugs but was no longer at the scene. Officers searched the area and later located the male at a shelter and he was in good health.