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Chattanoogans jump in to help woman they say appeared to be dumped during an overdose

The footage posted to Facebook shows the woman lying by a curb motionless. (Image taken from Facebook video by Corey Craddock)

Extraordinary video shows neighbors helping a woman they say appeared to have been dumped and left to die in the middle of an overdose.

Chattanooga police say she survived thanks to good Samaritans.

The footage posted to Facebook shows the woman lying by a curb motionless.

Those good Samaritans rush in and preform CPR, before police and first responders arrive.

Panicked neighbors, including Garrick Doyle tried to revive the unconscious woman.

"I didn't want her to die," he said. "Especially since I was there, I felt as though I could do something about it."

When police arrived, you can hear neighbors tell officers they saw someone pull up and push the woman out of the car.

Amanda Smothers says she walks the area every day with her 2-year-old son.

She knew about the incident when we stopped her Thursday, but we showed her the video of it.

"It's just like throwing someone away," she said. "It's awful."

Police say the woman came to after the fire department gave her Narcan - it's the opiate reversal drug carried by many first responders now.

Police say if they find the person who dumped the woman, the person could face charges.

"I don't know what the situation was, but if it was sort of an OD situation, they should have took responsibility, had the guts to take her to the hospital," Smothers said.

There's a dollar store that backs up to Garfield Street.

An employee told us they handed surveillance video over to police yesterday. She couldn't say whether it showed anything significant.

Chattanooga saw a case similar to this one earlier this year.

Back in April, we told you the story of Erik Patty.

Erik's family tells us the 37-year-old was in the middle of an overdose, when someone dumped him in a hospital parking lot.

The toxicology report says he had methamphetamine and fentanyl in his system when he died.

In April, police told us they found the driver who left Erik in the hospital parking lot.

However, they couldn't tell us if there was an arrest, because the case was still under investigation.

We reached out to CPD today for an update, but have not heard back.

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