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Posted on: July 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Spokane Valley Deputies Resuscitate Unconscious Person with No Pulse

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Spokane Valley Deputies Resuscitate Unconscious Person with No Pulse 

Spokane Valley Patrol Deputies responded to a welfare check and located an unconscious adult female with no pulse.  Suspecting an overdose, they immediately began CPR and administered Narcan.  After several minutes of providing care, a pulse was found, and she started to breathe on her own.  

During the morning of July 24, 2020, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a home for a welfare check.  A family member reported they were worried about the wellbeing of the homeowner, an adult female.  The caller stated the female hadn’t answered the phone or returned calls in several hours.  The female was upset due to an argument and had attempted to harm herself in the past.

Spokane Valley Deputy Logan Henry responded, but no one answered the door.  Inside he observed several large dogs that appeared aggressive.  The female’s vehicle was secured in the garage.

Deputy Joseph Wallace arrived at the residence to assist. 

They located an unsecured door and called for the female, but no answer was received.  The dogs continued to aggressively bark and growl and appeared to be protective of their home. 

The Deputies believed the female was inside the residence and potentially in need of life-saving help.   With permission to enter the home and despite the risk of being bitten or attacked by the large dogs, both Deputies decided to make entry.  They were able to push past the dogs and located the female lying in the hallway.  She was cold to the touch, unconscious, and no pulse was detected. 

Suspecting an overdose, Deputy Wallace began CPR while Deputy Logan retrieved his Narcan kit from his vehicle.  He administered the first dose, but the female did not respond.  As CPR continued, a second dose was administered.

Just as medical personnel arrived to assist, the Deputies detected a pulse, and the female began to breathe on her own.  Spokane Valley Fire and AMR staff took over care, and she was transported to the hospital.

As of this morning, she is in stable condition but remains in ICU.

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