NIAGARA FALLS – The Niagara Emergency Medical Services warned today that a box of medication was lost around the North Street/Stanley Avenue area of Niagara Falls.
It is believed that the box fell from an ambulance as it was responding to an emergency call sometime between 2:20 p.m. Monday and 2 a.m. Tuesday.
The item is unaccounted for and the search effort continues.
The Niagara Emergency Medical Services has been in touch with the Niagara Regional Police Service and they are aware of the situation.
The medication is in three preloaded glass vials and is contained in a white box (see photo) identified by the barcode number 01-643-7.
There are no hypodermic needles in the box.
The medication is carried by paramedics as part of an international study and has been identified as normal saline (salt water), lidocaine (heart medication) or amiodarone (heart medication).
The vials should not be tampered with, as they are made of glass and could shatter. The contents should NOT be consumed as it could be hazardous to your health.
If you find this item, please contact the Niagara Emergency Medical Services at 1-866-895-6227 immediately.
If anyone has found and ingested the contents, they are to call 911 immediately.
(This public service announcement by Niagara Region is brought to you courtesy of Bullet News Niagara.)
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