Emergency crews treated three heroin overdose patients in 11 hours in Fairview Heights Friday, one of whom later died.
According to a Fairview Heights Police Department statement, the first call came out at 3:46 a.m. for a report of a 22-year-old woman unconscious and not breathing on the floor of a home in the 9800 block of Old Lincoln Trail. Police attempted to revive the woman before ambulance crews arrived.
The woman was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her name was not released.
Then, at 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a home on Catherine Drive for a report of a 19-year-old woman who was unconscious and not breathing. Officers again rendered aid until an ambulance crew arrived. Police later learned the ambulance crew administered NARCAN to revive the woman. She was last reported to be awake and coherent at a hospital.
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Officers received a third call at 2:55 p.m. for a report of a 27-year-old woman who was unconscious with labored breathing in the bathroom of a business in the 10800 block of Lincoln Trail. Arriving officers administered oxygen to the woman, whose condition gradually improved. She was awake and talking when ambulance crews arrived.
Police said there’s no evidence to suggest the three incidents are connected but urged the public to contact them at 618-489-2130 if they have any information.