(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Police responded to the Kam View Park this evening in the city’s south side after a report came in about an unresponsive person on the ground, according to a witness.
We were told that once the police arrived and assessed the situation, it was determined that the male was not injured but just highly intoxicated. A Superior North EMS ambulance was requested to assess the subject at the centre of this police response.
After some time passed and the ambulance arrived, the male was assessed and it was overheard that he was absolutely fine. The subject insisted that he be taken to the hospital to be assessed. Paramedics then loaded the loaded male into the ambulance and off to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Emergency Department they went.
Our speculation is that this male will lay in a bed in the emergency department and sober up. This is a regular occurrence that emergency department nurses, staff, porters and other staff endure pretty much daily if not constantly.
Thunder Bay has a “Overdose Prevention Site” in which addicts can use drugs under the safe and watchful eye of medical professionals, but what is desperately needed is a solution to the rampant drunks that lurk around “hot spots” in the city. Some of these people have learned how to use the hospital as a free night stay. There has to be a better way.
Alcohol addiction is one of the most dangerous habits to kick and can actually kill the user if they quit cold turkey. If you are thinking about putting the bottle down and making a change, reach out to the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre at 807-684-1880 and ask about how you can change your life for the better.
Important Note: The male did not spit or assault police or paramedics. As a result, he was not arrested or detained for assault as he did not assault anyone. He was also not assaulted either.