01/07/2018 08:05 EST | Updated 01/08/2018 19:23 EST

Naloxone administration saves Ontario man from apparent opioid overdose

SIMCOE, Ont. — The overdose-reversing medication naloxone saved the life of man in Norfolk County, Ont., who appeared to suffering from an opioid overdose.

Police were called to a motel in Simcoe on Saturday afternoon after reports of a man in medical distress.

After determining that the man seemed to be suffering from an opioid overdose, an officer administered three doses of naloxone.

The man regained consciousness and was transported to a hospital.

Ontario Provincial Police say this is the second time naloxone administration has saved a life in Norfolk County.

The Ontario government announced in December that it would offer naloxone to all of the province's police and fire departments as part of an effort to combat the rising opioid crisis.