New Rochelle overdose tragedy claims three lives, one critical in New York

New Rochelle police found four people unconscious in the back of a building, three of whom were pronounced dead at the scene after one of them called 911 reporting a drug overdose.

Authorities reported three people lost their lives, and another is in critical condition following an overdose in New Rochelle Saturday afternoon. This would be the second overdose death scene in less than three days.

New Rochelle police received a report around 2:45 p.m. of a subject that he and three other men he was with were unconscious and had possibly ingested a drug overdose, officials explained.

The individual who called 911 was “disoriented” and could not tell officers where they were located at the time.

Operators were able to ping the subject’s cell phone and tracked the location until they pinpointed his whereabouts at 50 Fountaine Place, the New York Post reported.

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When officers arrived, they found the person who had communicated with dispatchers and the other three unconscious in a storage room in the back of a building.

Three of the men were pronounced dead at the scene. The male caller was transported by EMS to an area hospital in critical condition, according to police.

The names of the caller and the deceased have not been released at this time, pending notification of their respective next of kin, authorities said.