Belvidere park sees emergency response, draws concern for residents

Police respond to Prairie Fields park in Belvidere, Ill.
Police respond to Prairie Fields park in Belvidere, Ill.(MGN)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 6:38 PM CDT
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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - A large emergency response presence drew residents attention Sunday night, and now, authorities are addressing it publicly.

Just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday, police responded to Prairie Fields Park on Fairgrounds Road for a 9-1-1 call reporting a medical emergency.

Five departments arrived to find two males, 31 and 44 , unconscious. Another male, 26, told police he was overdosing.

Officers began life saving measures, administering Narcan until paramedics arrived. All three men were transported to area hospitals for care.

The 44-year-old died Monday morning.

“We take these types of situations seriously, as maintaining and providing safe environments in all our parks and facilities is our top priority. We continually work with local law enforcement to keep the parks safe,” said Jen Jacky, Executive Director, Belvidere Township Park District. “We are thankful for the prompt response of the Belvidere Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies, along with the swift action of local first responders.”

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