City Watch Volunteers Save Young Man's Life

Upper Fraser Valley

2021-07-29 11:24 PDT

File # 31786

City Watch Volunteers quick action and first aid efforts have been credited for saving the life of a 16-year-old boy who was suffering an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack early Sunday morning.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on July 25, 2021, Chilliwack City Watch Volunteers, were on patrol when they discovered a young man slumped over along a fence line in the area of Yale Road and Williams Street. The City Watch Volunteers stopped to check on the male who was in obvious medical crisis due to an apparent drug overdose. They immediately called 911 and began first aid efforts including administering a dose of Naloxone. Following the Naloxone, the youth became more responsive and the volunteers remained with the male until BC Ambulance Service Paramedics arrived. The boy was taken to hospital where he received medical treatment, his guardian was notified and he was later released.

I am incredibly proud of the City Watch Volunteers whose quick action contributed to saving this young man’s life, says Sgt. Krista Vrolyk, Media spokesperson for the Chilliwack RCMP. These citizens volunteer their time to City Watch patrols aimed at public safety. On Sunday morning they were definitely in the right place at the right time and able to help. We appreciate the efforts of all of our volunteers and applaud the efforts of these two individuals who went above and beyond to save this young man’s life.

Sergeant Krista VROLYK
Media Relations Officer
Chilliwack RCMP-GRC 604-393-3018

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