NYPD Successfully Uses Naloxone to Rescue Suspect Drug Overdose Victim on Staten Island

FDNY members and police officers from Staten Island’s 121 Precinct worked together to save a man who suffered from an apparent drug overdose on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Sergeant Brenda Garcia and Police Officer Colin Corr responded to a 911 call and observed the 24-year-old man unconscious on the floor of his home and immediately began CPR.

The officers were then told by a relative that the man may be suffering from a drug overdose. Sergeant Garcia administered her Naloxone spray that is issued by the NYPD while Police Officer Corr continued chest compressions.

After issuing a second dose of Naloxone the man began to breathe on his own again. FDNY arrived next arrived on the scene and continued rescue efforts stabilizing the man and transporting him to a local hospital.

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