Orangetown PD use naloxone to prevent potential fatal drug overdose

A man had his life saved by anti-overdose medication naloxone on Thursday at approximately 6:15 p.m., Orangetown PD reports. An officer responded to a reported drug overdose on South Franklin St. in Nyack and applied the nasal medication also known as “Narcan” on a 49-year-old resident who was barely breathing.

The Narcan immediately improved his respiration, police said. Rockland paramedics responded shortly thereafter and administered further lifesaving measures to the victim.  The victim was taken by Nyack Ambulance to Nyack Hospital for additional treatment.

Orangetown PD and other local departments recently received training conducted by Rockland Paramedic Services in the administration of naloxone. This is the first deployment of Narcan by an OPD Officer.