SIU says Parry Sound man died of heart attack, ends investigation
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The Special Investigations Unit has ended its investigation into the death of a Parry Sound man.
On September 22nd the 61-year-old collapsed suddenly on the sidewalk in the James and Seguin area. The SIU says two people got the attention of a police officer and asked for help, telling the officer the man had just left a nearby treatment centre.
The man had no pulse and efforts to get him breathing didn’t work, so the officer gave the man one dose of Narcan nasal spray. The man was then taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The SIU says the medical evidence showed the man died of a heart attack. SIU Director Tony Loparco says the officer appropriately assessed the situation and gave him naloxone in an effort to resuscitate him, but the dose of naloxone was ultimately harmless to the man.
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.