Drug overdoses in 3 different BART stations reversed by Narcan

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Three young men overdosed in three different Bay Area Rapid Transit stations Tuesday before BART officers were able to administer Narcan, an opioid overdose-reversing treatment. 

The first overdone happened around 3 p.m. A 23-year-old man lost consciousness on the platform of the Embarcadero station in San Francisco. According to officers, he regained consciousness after being given one dose of Narcan. 

He also refused additional medical attention. 

Less than an hour later, a 31-year-old man was believed to have overdosed in the Union City BART station. An officer administered two doses of Narcan before the man regained consciousness. He was then transported to a local hospital. 

At approximately 6:44 p.m., officers responded to Daly City to help a man who overdosed on a train. Two doses of Narcan were administered, and the man was sent to Seton Hospital for further evaluation.

Officials did not say what type of drugs were suspected behind the three overdoses.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.