Cambridge Police report an incident at the Kendall Square involving a man who'd fallen on the Red Line tracks ended with him revived and on the way to the hospital after two Cambridge officers administered Narcan, which counteracts the deadly effects of opioids.
According to police, the man, 37, fell on the tracks around 8 a.m. yesterday:
When the MIT Police arrived, the male was located on the platform and officers carried him up to the street level outside of the T station. Cambridge Police arrived and were informed that the male was overdosing. One of the Cambridge Police officers immediately began life saving measures and prepared Narcan, while another officer successfully administered it.
Following the administration of Narcan, the male regained a pulse and began breathing on his own. Paramedics from Pro EMS arrived on scene and transported the male to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.
Cambridge Police began equipping officers with Narcan in January. Police say officers have saved "multiple lives" with the drug.