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Lake County Sheriff’s sergeant saves man who overdosed

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Robb Briggs

For the second time in less than 48 hours, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office helped save someone who overdosed.

Lake County Sheriff Sergeant Robb Briggs is being recognized by the sheriff’s office after he came upon a 20-year-old man unconscious and not breathing in a vehicle on Friday.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that at 9:25 p.m. on Friday Sgt. Briggs pulled over to assist what appeared to be a stranded motorist near Route 45 and Rollins Road in unincorporated Lake Villa. When the sergeant approached the vehicle he saw a 20-year-old man in the passenger unconscious and not breathing.

Authorities said that the sergeant administered Naloxone and began CPR until the man regained consciousness. The man was transported by paramedics to the hospital where he is expected to survive.

This is the second overdose victim saved by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in under 48 hours. A 37-year-old woman who turned herself in on a warrant to the Lake County Jail on Thursday collapsed on the floor.

Corrections officers administered multiple doses of Naloxone until the woman regained consciousness and was transported to an area hospital.

“As I’ve said many times, we are in an opioid epidemic and need the public’s help to put an end to the crisis,” Sheriff Mark Curran said.


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