11-year-old girl revived after alleged heroin overdose

May 9, 2017 8:05 pm Last Updated: May 9, 2017 8:05 pm

An 11-year-old girl was revived after overdosing on heroin, Pittsburgh police said on Tuesday.

According to The Associated Press, the girl, who was not named, had to be revived with antidote Narcan after she OD’ed.

Police officers were dispatched to her home for an overdose, and a paramedic told the Post-Gazette that she had been using heroin.

They found a number of bags of heroin near the child. One bag was open, AP reported.

The girl’s sister told the news agency their family had no idea she was using drugs. A family member was forced to perform CPR on the girl before officials arrived on the scene.

The girl was listed in critical condition as of the last update.

According to OverdoseFreePA.org, heroin overdose deaths have risen in Pittsburgh and outlying Allegheny County in the past eight years—consistent with U.S. averages.