New London crews respond to sober home death, 2 ODs in 1 week

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New London — First responders within four days responded to two overdoses and a death at a sober home, according to police and fire officials.

The first overdose occurred about 9 p.m. Oct. 6 on Cape Ann Court. According to fire officials, a 23-year-old man wasn’t breathing when emergency personnel arrived. Firefighters administered the opioid overdose-reversal drug Narcan and took him to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

By the time the crew got to the hospital, firefighters said, the man had begun breathing on his own.

The second incident happened the next day, Oct. 7, at 851 Bank St. According to police records, 851 Bank is a sober house.

Fire officials said a 52-year-old man was dead in a chair before crews arrived at 2:30 a.m. Police, who are investigating the death, said they’re awaiting lab results to determine the cause of death.

On Monday, the friends of an overdosing 25-year-old man dropped him off at the New London Fire Department’s North Station, 240 Broad St., about 10 a.m.

According to fire officials, the man was in cardiac arrest: he had no pulse and wasn’t breathing. Firefighters began CPR as they transported the man to L + M, where medical personnel took over. The man didn’t regain consciousness while firefighters were on scene.

Fire officials didn’t have information about whether the man survived.


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