Mashpee Fire Chief Thomas C. Rullo confirmed yesterday, August 12, that there were three heroin overdoses, one fatal, in town since Friday, August 8.
On Friday evening at approximately 10:30 PM, rescue personnel responded to the Popponesset Marketplace for a report of an unconscious 26-year-old male in the restroom near The Raw Bar restaurant.
Upon arrival, responders found a witness administering CPR, but when it became apparent the victim was suffering from a suspected heroin overdose, Narcan, a nasal spray antidote that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, was administered. The victim was then transferred to Falmouth Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Also on Friday, a 24-year-old man overdosed on heroin at a South Sandwich Road residence and was revived with Narcan.
On Monday, August 11, shortly after 9 PM, a 35-year-old female was found unconscious at a Route 130 address and was revived with Narcan administered by the Mashpee Fire Department.