Seattle Fire medic units rushed to treat two people who overdosed late Saturday night inside a Pike/Pine bar.
While many of Capitol Hill’s OD emergencies happen in stairwells and parking garages, the emergency response Saturday just before midnight came in the middle of the Purr Lounge on 11th Ave where one person was reported down inside the bar unconscious and unresponsive.
— Matt Mitgang (@mmitgang) March 26, 2017
According to East Precinct radio reports, police arrived as the 911 dispatcher tried to help with people administering CPR to the victim. An arriving officer reported a second victim was also in the bar. A large Seattle Fire response followed.
Medics were with the victims and working to stabilize them. Both were reported to have a pulse but we do not know more about their conditions at this time.
UPDATE 3/29/2017: While the initial emergency response was for reported heroin-related overdoses, a victim tells CHS he was intentionally targeted with a date rape drug:
Heroin-related overdoses continue to plague Capitol Hill and Seattle. In an effort to showcase the effectiveness of on emergency response that has helped save lives, SPD has taken to documenting incidents in which its officers — often arriving at a scene well before other emergency personnel — have used Naloxone to revive overdose victims. SPD began deploying the anti-overdose drug in March 2016. We don’t know yet whether Naloxone of anything like it was used Saturday night.
Officials meanwhile continue to gather data and are beginning community outreach processes to determine where in Seattle and King County to site a supervised consumption facility designed to give addicts a safer place to use and reduce the number of overdose-related deaths.