Manchester police save man from overdose in woods

Manchester police cruiser (file).

MANCHESTER, CONN. (WTNH) — Police helped save a man’s life after they ran through woods to find him last Wednesday.

Manchester police said a female was attempting to give CPR to a 25-year-old victim who overdosed on heroin when they were dispatched around 7:40pm.

When officers arrived to the area of 239 Spencer Street they proceeded to run approximately 1 mile into the woods where the victim and female were, said police.

Police told News 8 that the two officers were able to locate them on a bird watching platform along the river where they took over the CPR efforts. Shortly after the male was able to breathe on his own.

The male received additional medical aid from the Manchester Fire Department and made a full recovery.

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