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May 25, 2024

Hollister police, fire revive man who overdosed

Courtesy of the Hollister Police Department:

The Hollister Police Department and Hollister Fire Department revived a man after he was found not breathing.

On July 24 at about 12:29 p.m., Officer Rudy Rodriguez and Officer Staci Esqueda were dispatched to a report of a man not breathing at a home on the 600 block of Sixth Street.

When officers arrived the man was unconscious and in respiratory distress. As officers were assessing the victim, he stopped breathing completely. The officers quickly recognized the medical emergency as a possible drug overdose. Officers administered a dose of Narcan, a medication used to deal with suspected opioid overdoses.

The man did not respond to the first dose of Narcan and officers started Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The Hollister Fire Department arrived, administered another dose of Narcan and continued CPR until the victim was revived. The man was conscious and alert when transported to Hazel Hawkins Hospital.

The Hollister Police Department would like to remind everyone of the dangerous opioid epidemic, and how it largely impacts the community. Proper disposal of unused medications that could pose a hazard is made available at the Hollister Police Department. Anyone wanting to dispose of any unused medications can drop off the medication in the Hollister Police Department lobby.

Anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the Hollister Police Department at 831-636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.