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VIDEO: Man collapses on Langley street

Multiple police, fire and ambulance units responded to incident outside Timms community centre
Police, fire and ambulance were called to Timms community centre in Langley City after a man reportedly collapsed on the street around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times

A man collapsed and fell on the street outside the Timms community centre in Langley City, an eyewitness told the Langley Advance Times.

Reported as a medical emergency around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, , the incident drew multiple police, fire and ambulance units to the scene.

After paramedics worked on the man, he was loaded, apparently conscious, into an ambulance and transported to hospital.

Some bystanders applauded.

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Langley RCMP reported the incident as a drug overdose and said first responders used Naloxone, with the aid of a bystander who assisted.

As of last month, according to the B.C. Coroner’s Service, there have been 15 deaths in Langley so far this year, compared to 21 in 2019. Langley has the seventh-highest number of fatalities in B.C. by community.

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Dan Ferguson

About the Author: Dan Ferguson

Best recognized for my resemblance to St. Nick, I’m the guy you’ll often see out at community events and happenings around town.
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