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Grand Rapids Police Department investigating multiple overdoses and death

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Grand Rapids Police Department

The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating a Wednesday morning overdose death involving multiple victims.

A 911 call was received about 5:30am Wednesday morning alerting Grand Rapids Police and Fire Departments that two people were unresponsive inside a parked car near Eastern Avenue SE and Franklin Street SE.

First responders revived them and a third person, also unresponsive, located nearby in the 800 block of Geneva Avenue SE. All three are described as adult drug overdose victims transported to an area hospital.

At 6am, on-scene personnel were informed of a fourth unresponsive adult victim nearby. Officers responded attempting life-saving measures. The fourth victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.