Seven hospitalized after fentanyl incident on Golden Gate Bridge

Seven hospitalized after fentanyl incident on Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO — Up to seven people were hospitalized after possible fentanyl exposure on the Golden Gate Bridge, California authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol said the victims were exposed to a chemical substance believed to be fentanyl while attempting to aid the driver of a car who stopped on the San Francisco bridge Sunday, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Authorities received reports of a drunken driver swerving erratically before stopping on the south end of the bridge around 11:45 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay said.

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One of the officers who found the driver unconscious was also rendered unconscious by a “white powdery substance” found in the car, Barclay said.

“Two others on the scene — a CHP officer and a tow-truck driver — tried to help the first officer out of the car, and administered Narcan,” Barclay said, referring to a nasal spray used to reverse the effects of narcotics and prevent overdoses.

The unconscious driver

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