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Six possible overdoses, two serious wrecks over the weekend


MAGOFFIN – First responders were called out to six possible overdoses in a 24-hour period this past weekend, as well as to two serious accidents.

From Sunday to early Monday morning the Magoffin County Rescue Squad, Lifeguard Ambulance Services and first responders received to a total of eight calls over the weekend, five of which were believed to be drug-related, with another call on Monday morning, resulting in all six being administered Narcan. Three of the patients refused medical treatment, with the other three transported by ambulance to local hospitals.

Rescue personnel also responded to the Ivyton area regarding an ATV accident, in which the operator wrecked a four-wheeler Saturday night and started experiencing severe medical issues on Sunday. He was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center and his condition is unknown at press time. 

At 6 a.m. Sunday morning they received another call regarding a single-vehicle accident involving a local man traveling westbound on U.S. 460. 

The driver told authorities he had fallen asleep, after which the pickup truck left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned approximately one and a half times, landing on its side.

Rescue personnel had to extricate the driver from the vehicle, and he suffered serious possible back injuries.

He was taken by ambulance to ARH Medical Center, then on to the University of Kentucky Hospital due to the severity of his injuries.



Heather Oney

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