A male student was spotted exhibiting signs of an apparent heroin overdose in the library Tuesday, Feb. 15, according to police reports.
Campus police were called around 7:30 p.m., after other students in the library noticed the individual was having difficulty breathing and was allegedly unconscious.
An unidentified student bystander reportedly came to the overdose victim’s aid and began administering CPR. The bystander was able to continue until a campus police officer arrived and took over rescue efforts until Orem paramedics arrived on scene.
The victim was reportedly conscious when he was transported to Timpanogos hospital by ambulance.
“Thanks to some really heads-up students, UVU police and Orem paramedics, this student is still alive. They deserve the credit,” said university spokesman Chris Taylor.
The student remained at Timpanogos hospital until Wednesday, Feb. 16, when he was taken to Utah County Jail on felony drug charges.