Tragic discovery of three dead in suspected illicit drug use on Saskatchewan road

Early morning Saturday, Spiritwood RCMP found three unresponsive people in a vehicle on the road between Leoville and Chitek Lake in northern Saskatchewan.

EMS declared them dead on the scene.

RCMP said there was evidence of illicit drug use on the scene and the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service is investigating.

Residents are reminded that overdoses are medicale emergencies, and that emergency responders including frontline RCMP officers, carry naloxone, a fast-acting drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.

Take-home naloxone kits are available free at many locations in the province, or can be purchased at many Saskatchewan pharmacies.

RCMP said in a release that someone experiencing an overdose may show signs and symptoms that include:

– Slow, weak or no breathing

– Blue lips or nails

– Dizziness and confusion

– Can’t be woken up

– Choking, gurgling or snoring sounds

– Drowsiness or difficulty staying awake.

Good Samaritan laws can legally protect those reporting medical emergencies, whether they leave or stay from the scene before help arrives.

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