Emergency crews responded shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday to a report of two people suffering an apparent overdose Palm Springs Cemetery
CATHEDRAL CITY — Four people overdosed at the Palm Springs Cemetery, 69920 Ramon Road, Thursday, two of whom were taken to a hospital.
Fire crews responded shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday to a report of two people suffering an apparent overdose at the Palm Springs Cemetery, according to Cathedral City Police Department Sgt. Daniel Anes.
Anes said that officers also responded to the scene and as they were en route, they learned there was a possible third person having an overdose. When they arrived, however, four people were suffering from overdoses.
Officers immediately administered two doses of Narcan before firefighters arrived and took over treatment, according to Anes. Officers remained on the scene and assisted with crowd control.
Narcan is used for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.
Fire crews transported two people to a local hospital, according to Anes. He neither elaborated on which two people were taken to the hospital nor their condition.
Earlier this year, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco gave his full-throated support to a bill that would save lives in the face of the county’s ongoing opioid crisis. Bianco co-sponsoried Senate Bill 641, introduced by California State Senator Richard D. Roth, D-Riverside.
This bill would ensure that all FDA-approved formulations and dosage strengths of naloxone, like Narcan® and Kloxxado®, are made available to schools, local health agencies, law enforcement, first responders, and community organizations across California for free. The Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) is administered by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
- Cathedral City Police: CCPD