Lifeguards at Ontario Beach Park equipped with narcan
Charlotte, N.Y. (WHAM) —
Lifeguards at Ontario Beach Park now have another lifesaving tool.
This is the first summer they are equipped with narcan, the medicine that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
This is part of Monroe County's opioid action plan.
Just last weekend a lifeguard saved a beach goer using the lifesaving medicine.
"You know, I never really hoped to have to use narcan, but I'm glad that we had the training because when we have an incident like this, we need it," said lifeguard Evan Harrison.
According to the County, there have been 85 overdose deaths so far this year. In 2017, there were 287 opioid related deaths.