EMS officials address spike in overdose deaths in Delaware

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In Delaware health officials are issuing a warning to the public after eight people died from suspected overdoses over the last four days.  Meanwhile  emergency officials say they're doing everything they can to fight the epidemic that's taking lives so quickly.

"We pride ourselves on being the best that we can be and we respond to whatever, however, and our main goal is to get to the call promptly and provide that immediate care that the patient needs," said Sussex County EMS public information officer Glenn Marshall.

Officials add that if you do see someone overdosing, call 911. Under Delaware's 911-Good Samaritan Law, people who call in to report an overdose along with the person in medical distress cannot be arrested for low-level drug crimes.

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