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Woman Tries To Revive Overdosed Boyfriend (Video)

| by Michael Doherty

A horrifying video caught the moment when a woman tried to save her boyfriend's life after he overdosed on heroin (video below).

The Facebook Live video, posted to Junior JayRoc DiSola's page on June 21, showed the scene at a parked car in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Daily Mail reports. The footage shows a group walking up to a car in which a man and woman are passed out in the front seats, a needle in the woman's lap.

"Look, look, he's dead," says the man holding the camera. After he knocks on the window to rouse the couple, someone yells to call 911.

"You gotta wake them up," says someone in the clip, according to Metro. "Yo, they dead. Wake up!"

When the woman finally wakes up, she appears disoriented. The group filming warns the woman to get the needle off of her lap, and asks if her boyfriend needs an ambulance.

"I don't know what's going on," says the woman, as she frantically tries to wake up her boyfriend, whom she calls "Dan."

"Yo, Dan, get up man," says one of the passersby. "Has he even got a pulse? He got a pulse?"

The woman then says that she has Narcan, a drug used to treat opiate overdoses, in her trunk. During an overdose, the victim can have difficulty breathing and can be hard to wake up. Narcan disables some of the brain's opiate receptors, making it easier to revive the overdose victim.

She then exits the vehicle, grabbing the Narcan to give two shots to Dan.

"Dan you've got to wake up, Dan," says one of the people filming.

The woman asks for someone to call an ambulance and then gives her boyfriend CPR in an attempt to revive him. In the background, someone calls for a nearby police officer.

When the woman asks how long the couple had been sitting in the car, one of the men filming answers, "Y'all been sitting there for a while."

"When we noticed what y'all were up to, we was like, 'Y'all got to go,'" He added. "Then we found out he was unconscious."

"Thank you so much," says the woman. "Thank you so much for waking me up."

Soon after a police officer arrives to help, the man starts to move again, before vomiting.

"I'm glad you came back, man," said the cameraman.

It's not clear what condition the man is in, or whether the couple was charged with a crime afterward. The video racked up over 13 million views.

According to statistics from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, drug overdose is the number one cause of accidental death in the U.S., with more than 52,000 deaths from drug overdoses in 2015. Of those deaths, nearly 13,000 were related to heroin.

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