In recent years, the number of fentanyl overdoses in Bend, Oregon has been on the rise. With four reported overdoses in one day, first responders in the area are feeling the strain of limited resources. Matthew Draxton will report on NewsChannel 21 at five on this crisis and speak with representatives from Bend Fire and Rescue, Bend Police and the county’s Opioid Overdose Response Team to discuss efforts to respond to this crisis.

Over the past few years, Deschutes County has seen an increase in overdoses, with over 150 reported in 2023 according to Deschutes County Health Services. The report will provide valuable insight into the impact of overdoses and the response efforts of local authorities.

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