New Bedford fire, police and EMS rescue overdosing man at Riverside Park

There were at least FOUR overdoses in New Bedford yesterday. New Bedford police, fire and EMS saved a man’s life with Narcan at Riverside Park.

A homeless man who appears to be living in the wooded area near the water at Riverside Park in the north end of New Bedford overdosed around 5:30pm yesterday. An uncooperative person called 911 and reported the man turning blue and his location, but wouldn’t give anymore details.

As seen in the video, New Bedford police, fire and EMS climbed through the fence and brush to use Narcan to save the man’s life. You can also see his encampment with tent, clothes and drug paraphernalia. Police did seize a needle likely used in the overdose.

Video by Carlos Pimentel Felix.

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