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Pokémon Go leads gamers to save alleged OD victims

The two were allegedly overdosed in a moving car on Martin Luther King Drive near Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills when the app placed the right people, in the right place, at the right time. (Photo: Deion Collier) The two were allegedly overdosed in a moving car on Martin Luther King Drive near Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills when the app placed the right people, in the right place, at the right time. (Photo: Deion Collier)
Deion Collier says he and three others were looking for Pokémon in Eden Park when they got hungry and hit the road. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste) Deion Collier says he and three others were looking for Pokémon in Eden Park when they got hungry and hit the road. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste)
When the paramedics arrived at the scene, the group started recording the efforts to save their lives. (Photo provided) When the paramedics arrived at the scene, the group started recording the efforts to save their lives. (Photo provided)
WALNUT HILLS, OH (FOX19) -

A group of people playing the popular game Pokémon Go may have helped save a couple of lives Sunday.

The two were allegedly overdosed in a moving car on Martin Luther King Drive near Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills when the app placed the right people, in the right place, at the right time.

Deion Collier says he and three others were looking for Pokémon in Eden Park when they got hungry and hit the road. 

When they turned onto MLK Drive, Collier says the car next to them was going unusually slow. 

"I honestly thought it was someone playing Pokémon Go like we was," said Collier. 

But that wasn't the case at all. 

"When we were riding past and we saw I told my brother, I was like - dude - something's wrong. They're like asleep, something is wrong.  I mean our first instinct was to just help," said Jasmine Brown 

Collier said he got out of his vehicle and grabbed the steering wheel of the moving vehicle grabbed the steering wheel so the two wouldn't drive off a bridge.

The group called 911 and pulled the two out of the car.

"She was blue in the face and you know I had to pull her out.  But it was just that's what I had to do," said Brown.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and began their efforts to save their lives.

"I believe if we wasn't there, nobody would've helped her, cause everybody was kind of driving past and nobody really stopped until I stopped.  Until she was in the middle of the road," said Collier.

The victims did survive. 

"You read these things on Facebook and you hear about them, but when you're witnessing one, it's life-changing. I'm glad we were able to help out," Emerald Broach said.

The group said they visited one of the victims in the hospital, prayed with her and invited her church with them. 

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