Two Goffstown police officers save woman’s life after suspected overdose
At 1:18 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, police arrived at 43 Henriette St. in the Pinardville section of town, and found an unconscious, 19-year-old woman who was not breathing. The officers immediately began administering CPR and attached an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the victim, said Sgt. Dave Rivard.
Police go through yearly CPR and AED training in case they respond to medical calls, he said. “The training rotates every year with CPR, AED and first response. Police respond to a lot of medical calls, and the first thing they’ll bring with them is a defibrillator and a mask,” Rivard said. “A lot of times we’ll get there and the victim is responsive, and other times they begin initial AED and full CPR until EMS arrives, which can take several minutes.”
“The victim’s recovery is in no doubt due to the officers’ quick response in evaluation and administration of CPR and the AED,” said Capt. Rob Browne in a news release.
The overdose and alleged heroin possession are still under investigation and police would not release the name of the woman.
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