GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Friday marked Black Balloon Day, a national and international event to bringing awareness to overdose deaths.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., with nearly 70,000 reported in 2018.

Above, Dan O’Hara of Grand Rapids chapter of Families Against Narcotics, also a member of the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office, discusses the efforts in West Michigan to prevent deadly overdoses.