Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies administered Narcan on Sunday to a young man who had overdosed on narcotics. The man survived.

Deputies were called around 6:30 p.m. to the Songo Locks recreational area in Naples, Chief Deputy Naldo Gagnon said in a statement Sunday night.

When they arrived, they discovered a 26-year-old Otisfield man who was on the ground and not breathing. The deputies administered a 4 milligram dose of Narcan, an overdose antidote also referred to as naloxone, and performed life-saving measures until members of the Naples Rescue Department arrived.

The Naples Rescue crew gave the man a second 2 milligram dose of Narcan, and that revived him, Gagnon said. The man was transported to Bridgton Hospital.

Deputies recovered narcotics at the scene and the incident remains under investigation.


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