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Video shows Colorado Springs woman being saved from fentanyl overdose

Posted at 4:53 PM, Apr 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-07 00:46:46-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A new video shows the moment deputies saved a woman's life after she overdosed on fentanyl.

The incident happened in March at a home in the Security-Widefield area just east of Highway 85.

When deputies arrived they can be heard in the video saying that the woman was not breathing anymore. Deputy Bethany Gibson and Deputy Julian Schlosser-Sample then gave her two doses of Narcan and then started CPR.

In the video, you can hear the first responders telling the woman to "wake up."

When the woman becomes conscious again the firefighter tells the woman that the Narcan the deputies gave her would only work for about 15 minutes and she would likely stop breathing again.

In the video you can hear a deputy say that the woman told them she has taken Fentanyl before.

In the video the woman asks why she is being taken to the hospital, the firefighter can be heard saying "because you were just dead to the world, you know that right?"

The woman was treated at the hospital and survived.

UCHealth says fentanyl is 50 times more dangerous than heroin and 100 times more powerful than morphine. Other drugs are often laced with the synthetic opioid, making it hard to spot.

New numbers from the El Paso County Coroner show fentanyl-related deaths more than doubled in 2020, when compared to 2019.

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