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Ramapo Police, EMTs Save Man's Life After Reported Heroin Overdose

Ramapo Police helped to save the life of a local man who reportedly overdosed on heroin yesterday.
Ramapo Police helped to save the life of a local man who reportedly overdosed on heroin yesterday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Ramapo police officers, along with Rockland paramedics and Faist Ambulance Corp members, teamed up to save the life of a 28-year-old man who reportedly overdosed on heroin Friday.

Ramapo police responded to a Chestnut Ridge address after receiving the report of the overdose, according to officials.

The man was found unconscious, clutching a hypodermic syringe, police report.

Ramapo Police administered Narcan, but the man did not respond, according to officials.

A second dose was administered with the assistance of Faist Ambulance Corp members; the man still did not respond and was unable to breathe on his own, police report.

Rockland paramedics arrived, started rescue breathing and administered a third dose of Narcan.

The male began responding while the third dose was being administered, officials report.

The man started breathing on his own and regained consciousness.

He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for further medical care, according to police.

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