Man Occupy Vancouver Treated Drug Overdose

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Man occupy vancouver treated drug overdose- A member of the Occupy Vancouver protest was treated for a drug overdose at the encampment on the lawn of the Vancouver Art Gallery, officials with the Vancouver Fire Department confirmed on Thursday morning. Vancouver Fire Chief John McKearney said the man's life was saved by the quick reaction of a medical first responder on site at the protest.

"We were very fortunate that there was a competent first aid person within the protest here who was able to give immediate first aid. This individual was a drug overdose in cardiac arrest and they initiated CPR," he said.
Protest organizers say this was the first drug overdose since the occuption began on Oct. 15.

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