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Ramapo Police Save Overdose Victim With Narcan

Ramapo police were able to save the life of an overdose victim by administering Naloxone.
Ramapo police were able to save the life of an overdose victim by administering Naloxone. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department/Facebook

RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Ramapo police were able to save the life of an overdose victim early Wednesday by using two doses of Naloxone (Narcan) to reverse the effects of opioid drugs.

The officers saved the life of an unidentified Village of Sloatsburg woman after responding to her home for a medical emergency. 

Once on scene, officers were able to determine that she was suffering from an overdose and administered the antidote, said Capt. Marty Reilly. 

After administering the Narcan, the patient began to breath on her own, police said. 

According to Reilly all patrol officers carry both a defibrillator and doses of Narcan. 

"Narcan has turned out to be an excellent tool," Reilly said. "It has resulted in many lives saved."

Sloatsburg Ambulance Corp and Rockland County Paramedics also responded to the scene. 

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