Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Couple at Craggy Gardens Calls 911 to Report They Might be Dead

This interesting report is from this morning's DPS Digest:

On the evening of March 31st, rangers were dispatched to the Craggy Gardens picnic area in response to a 911 call concerning a probable drug overdose. Upon arrival, they found a man and woman parked in a vehicle, both exhibiting an altered mental status. They said that they’d ingested psilocybin mushrooms, with the woman adding that she was dead and had no pulse. Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers and EMS personnel began an assessment and noted that the woman was suffering from periodic convulsive events. At one point, she jumped from the stretcher, climbed into the rear seat of a patrol car, exited again, dropped to the ground, and experienced another convulsion. She was eventually placed in an ambulance, where she was transported to a hospital for treatment and evaluation. During the transport, she continually asked if she was alive or dead and if what was happening was real.

Rangers remained at the hospital until she returned to a coherent state. Both the man and woman were issued violation notices for using a controlled substance. The driver was released to the custody of his father. The 911 call actually originated from the couple, who were concerned that they were already dead.



bernie kasper said...

Getting high up high lol !!!

Alice Kemp said...

This is one of the funniest stories I've heard in a long time, although I have some pretty funny ones on my blog:
about some of my own experiences in hiking.
Alice Kemp

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Alice - I look forward to checking your blog out!