Officers, medics rescue dog from hot car after owner overdoses

(Courtesy: Columbus Division of Police)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Columbus police officers and medics likely saved three lives on Monday after a report of an unconscious woman in a parking lot

Officers and medics were dispatched to what caller said was a woman possibly dead or dying on the ground at a shopping center located at E. 24th Ave. and Cleveland Ave. around 11:45 a.m.

At the scene, medics revived the woman with Narcan and transported her to the hospital. While being treated at the hospital, police said the woman expressed concern over a dog she believed was left in her car unattended.

One officer reported the info from hospital staff to the other officer on scene, who found the small dog in a car in another part of the parking lot, as well as another unconscious woman in the vehicle.

A third officer responded and administered Narcan to the second female. The same medics from the previous overdose revived her and transported her to the hospital as well.

Police said had the dog not been found, he likely would have died due to the heat.

The officers gave the pooch some water and turned him over to animal control.

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