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“I’m dead. I have no pulse.” Blue Ridge rangers respond to couple who overdosed on hallucinogenic mushroom

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on April 11, 2012 at 7:34 am with 4 Comments »
April 11, 2012 7:36 am

From Blue Ridge National Parkway in the Appalachian Mountains. (The Parkway stretches from Virginia to North Carolina):

On the evening of March 31st, rangers were dispatched to the Craggy Gardens picnic area in response to a 911 call concerning a probable drug overdose. Upon arrival, they found a man and woman parked in a vehicle, both exhibiting an altered mental status. They said that they’d ingested psilocybin mushrooms, with the woman adding that she was dead and had no pulse. Rangers and EMS personnel began an assessment and noted that the woman was suffering from periodic convulsive events.  At one point, she jumped from the stretcher, climbed into the rear seat of a patrol car, exited again, dropped to the ground, and experienced another convulsion.  She was eventually placed in an ambulance, where she was transported to a hospital for treatment and evaluation.  During the transport, she continually asked if she was alive or dead and if what was happening was real.  Rangers remained at the hospital until she returned to a coherent state. Both the man and woman were issued violation notices for using a controlled substance. The driver was released to the custody of his father.  The 911 call actually originated from the couple, who were concerned that they were already dead.

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  1. mojjonation says:

    It is absolutely amazing what can actually qualify as news these days.

  2. mojjonation says:

    It is absolutely amazing what can actually qualify as news these days. It is to bad that these two didn’t qualify for the Darwin Award.

  3. JimmyJames says:

    At least it is comical this time. Nobody being shot…robbed or draped. It is a breath of fresh funny air.

  4. Haha, Fun times

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