Firefighters Rescue Woman from Drug Overdose

A 21-year-old was saved Aug. 29 due to the Suffolk County Police Department's Narcan program.

The 21-year-old woman was found at Laurel Avenue in Northport.
The 21-year-old woman was found at Laurel Avenue in Northport.

Northport police were called to Laurel Avenue around 5 p.m. Aug. 29 to find an unconscious 21-year-old woman struggling to breathe. 

According to a police report, the Northport Fire Department provided rescue breathing equipment, monitored her pulse and administered Narcan, which reverses the effects of a heroin or other opiates, to the woman. She regained consciousness and was transported to Huntington Hospital via Northport Rescue. 

Suffolk County Police Department also responded to the scene.

*This article has been updated. It originally stated an an SCPD officer administered the Narcan.

A hypodermic needle was also found at the scene.

Mary Silberstein September 04, 2013 at 07:44 AM
Excellent! Thank you Suffolk County for leading the way! Now is also the time for Northport Village to follow suit and have all police and rescue trained on the use of NARCAN! Training and supplies can be provided for FREE!


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