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One youth dead and three others taken to hospital after suspected overdoses in Cole Harbour

By Caitlin Snow Oct 16, 2023 | 4:49 PM

One youth is dead, and three others taken to hospital after four suspected overdoses in Cole Harbour.

RCMP say the first incident was Sunday afternoon around 12:45pm where they found a youth and two others at a home. They seized a small amount of an unknown substance in pill and powder form as well as drug paraphernalia.

Later that evening around 9:30pm a 34-year-old man was also taken to hospital with was believed to be another overdose.

RCMP warn the public of the dangers of illicit drug use.

Common signs of a drug overdose could include:

• Slow or absent breathing
• Blue or grey lips and fingers
• Dizziness and confusion
• Severe drowsiness or inability to wake a person up
• Snoring, choking or gurgling noises

RCMP warn if you suspect someone has overdosed or is in medical distress call 911 immediately.