The rise of fentanyl overdoses in Bend, Oregon has put a strain on local first responders. On one particularly busy day, four overdoses were reported in the area. Over the past few years, Deschutes County has seen a significant increase in overdoses, with over 150 reported in 2023 alone.
Now, Matthew Draxton will be reporting on NewsChannel 21 at Five about this crisis and how local authorities are responding. He will speak with representatives from Bend Fire and Rescue, Bend Police, and the county’s Opioid Overdose Response Team to learn more about their efforts to mitigate the situation.
Draxton will also discuss how these agencies have adapted to the increase in overdoses and what measures they are taking to ensure that resources are being used effectively. This report will provide valuable insight into the impact of the overdoses and the response efforts by local authorities.
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