ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Community Calendar

Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Westerly Land Trust Community Garden Exhibition
10 a.m. - Noon Westerly

Time, Tide & Water exhibit
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly

Photography and Decorative Arts Exhibition
Noon - 4 p.m. Westerly

Charlestown Historical Society Archive
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

I Spy Hikes: Leaves
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Charlestown

Full of Grace coffeehouse
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Westerly

Westerly Surf School
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Westerly

Bermuda Avenue Triangle
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Westerly

Shakespeare in the Park
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

... View all of today's events


Stay Connected


ADVERTISEMENT


4 teenagers treated after taking pills


RICHMOND — Four clients of the drug rehabilitation center on Baker Pines Road were rushed to Kent Hospital Sunday night after reports the teens had ingested cold medication.

Calls were made for two Hope Valley ambulances and two mutual aid rigs from West Greenwich and Exeter after initial reports of “overdoses” at 15 Baker Pines Road at 6 p.m. The site is home to the Corkery Treatment Center for Boys.

Hope Valley Ambulance Squad Deputy Chief George Sherman, who said the visit was not the first to the center under similar circumstances, said emergency calls indicated the teens had taken an over-the-counter cold medication. There was no indication about how many each had taken, Sherman said. Early information suggested there were 100 pills.

He said Hope Valley ambulances were on the scene within 5 minutes of the call which helped in getting the boys help immediately.

Sherman said when they arrived all the boys were conscious.

Prior to arrival it was reported that one patient was suffering from lethargy and another had vomited.

Family Court judges often send teens to the Corkery House as an alternative for drug treatment after appearing before them on various juvenile charges, in particular drug offenses.

The boys were treated at the hospital and officials from the state’s poison control center were notified, Sherman said.

Meanwhile, Sherman noted that on Saturday, his crew also helped in a tricky rescue of a man who had broken the femur bone in his leg while hunting near Chelsea Farm Estates in Richmond. The unidentified man, he said, was about 300 yards in the woods and with the aid of the Carolina Fire Department, Richmond Police and Charlestown rescue personnel, the man was carried out from the area. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where Sherman said he remains.



Back to RichmondHopkinton
Top Stories of the Week

Fisher cats, coyotes blamed for reported increase in missing pets …
WESTERLY — Animal control officer Thomas Gulluscio is warning pet owners that he suspects fisher cats and/or coyotes may be the suspects in the “abnormally … more ...

Charges logged after man throws bottle at bicyclist …
RICHMOND — A 19-year-old is facing charges after police said he threw a water bottle at a bicyclist while passing the rider on rural Heaton … more ...

Fire destroys box truck in Charlestown …
CHARLESTOWN — No one was injured in a Thursday morning fire that destroyed a box truck and help up traffic on Post Road/Route 1 in … more ...

Reserve officers sue Westerly over union dues; second suit alleges …
A group of four Westerly reserve police officers and a former colleague are seeking financial damages in a civil rights lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. … more ...

Pawcatuck woman arraigned on drug charges …
WAKEFIELD — A 34-year-old Pawcatuck woman appeared in Washington County Superior Court Thursday where she was arraigned on Westerly Police drug charges. Denise DePietro, of … more ...

Comments