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Maui Officers Use NARCAN to Save Man’s Life

Maui Police Department officers administered Naloxone, also known as NARCAN to save a man’s life on Saturday.

MPD reports that on Saturday at about 3:10 p.m., Wailuku Patrol officers responded to a call for an unresponsive male in his vehicle within a parking lot off of Makawao Avenue. The male was reportedly turning blue.

Upon arrival, officers were unable to wake the male and observed him to be exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with an opiate overdose.

The male appeared to have trouble breathing at which time an officer administered one nasal unit of NARCAN to the male.

Police say that within approximately 20 seconds the male became responsive and began breathing normally. Within two minutes the male was able to stand up and speak with officers.

Medics treated the male and released him at the scene.

MPD recently trained their officers on the administration of Naloxone and deployed 200 NARCAN kits to their front-line officers.

This was the first documented use of the NARCAN kit in the field by a MPD officer.



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