2-year-old girl revived with Narcan after officer pulls bag out of child's mouth
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A 2-year-old girl in Pennsylvania was revived with Narcan by officers after she was found unconscious.
Officers were called to a "child in distress" around 12:30 p.m. Friday outside of a store in Norristown, a suburb of Philadelphia.
Surveillance video shows a woman placing the girl on the sidewalk. A witness told FOX 29 he stopped to help and pulled a bag out of her mouth while attempting to revive her.
"I go down, I lift her neck up. I open her mouth, before I gave her air, I pulled the piece of bag out, which was a blue heroin bag. About a half of a piece of a bag of heroin," a witness named John said. "She was overdosing. Her lips were turning blue."
John administered mouth-to-mouth until police arrived on the scene to take over resuscitation efforts.
A responding officer pulled more of the bag out of the girl's mouth and then administered Narcan to revive the child. Narcan is a medication often given to people to help reverse an opioid overdose.
"He put the Narcan up her nose and three to five minutes later she came to," John said.
The child was rushed to a local hospital. Her condition was not immediately known.
The mother, who reportedly told witnesses to the incident that the child had a "tendency to put things in her mouth," was taken to a nearby police station for questioning, according to FOX 29.
This story was reported from Los Angeles.