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Man revived with Narcan assaults EMS providers

He attacked a medic and EMT after they administered the drug, then fled into the West Virginia woods

By EMS1 Staff

BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. — A paramedic and an EMT were assaulted Wednesday after administering Narcan to a man who attacked them and then fled.

Scott Gill was arrested after a two-hour manhunt, WTOV9.com reports.

EMS responded after a friend found Gill along railroad tracks on the West Virginia side of the Ohio River and called 911. EMT’s gave him Narcan, commonly used to revive victims of an opiate overdose, and he became violent — one of the side effects of the drug.

Gill began attacking a paramedic and EMT, and fled into the woods. Neither was seriously injured. 

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Brent Driscoll Brent Driscoll Friday, September 05, 2014 2:06:17 AM Naloxone.
Paul Waite Paul Waite Friday, September 05, 2014 5:57:46 AM That's why you only give enough to increase the respiratory rate and not wake them up.
Adrian Dean McNabb Adrian Dean McNabb Friday, September 05, 2014 8:55:39 PM I don't give it anymore. I intubate and transport. Get a butt whooping one time and you won't do that again
Amanda Cook Amanda Cook Friday, September 05, 2014 9:06:02 PM Don't blame you one bit! Those poor, well-meaning family members who give those auto-injectors are certainly in for a surprise.

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