The Morton County Sheriff's Office administered its first Narcan revival the same day the agency received a donated supply of the drug.

A sheriff's deputy responded about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to a medical call north of Mandan, where a 26-year-old man had overdosed on heroin and was unconscious with labored breathing.

Morton County reported the officer administered Narcan at once and maintained rescue efforts until Metro Area Ambulance arrived. Deputies and ambulance personnel were able to bring the man around to breathing on his own.

"This is the first time the Morton County Sheriff’s Office has had to administer Narcan, and we are grateful it was successful in reviving the subject," Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said. "The deputies responding had only been issued their supply of Narcan earlier that day, so the timing was impeccable."

Morton County sheriff's deputies received the Narcan from Bismarck/Burleigh Public Health as part of a grant from the Behavioral Health Division of the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

Reach Jack Dura at 701-250-8225 or jack.dura@bismarcktribune.com.

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