EPD Responds to Nearly Fatal Overdose at Kids Kingdom

Evansville Police are investigating a near-fatal heroin overdose at one of the city's most frequently used parks.

The overdose happened Thursday night as children played at the nearby Kids Kingdom.

Officers responded to the park near the riverfront around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

When police arrived, they reported seeing a woman passed out near the bathroom because of an apparent overdose.

She likely survived because of the officer's quick actions and three doses of the opioid-reversing drug called Narcan.

Police said they found a needle and children were nearby.

Listen to the 911 call police received:

(This story was originally published on September 22, 2017)


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