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Yonkers Police Officers Save 39-Year-Old Overdose Victim

Members of the Yonkers Police Department demonstrate Narcan (Naloxone) overdose kits.
Members of the Yonkers Police Department demonstrate Narcan (Naloxone) overdose kits. Video Credit: Yonkers Police
Yonkers Police Emergency Services were able to revive a 39-year-old man, who, they said, apparently had overdosed on opioids.
Yonkers Police Emergency Services were able to revive a 39-year-old man, who, they said, apparently had overdosed on opioids. Photo Credit: Yonkers Police

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers officers were able to save the life of a 39-year-old overdose victim this week by using Naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of opioids, police said.

Police said they responded to a call for help Saturday, Jan. 23, from someone at an apartment on South Broadway.

They found the unconscious and barely breathing man and revived him by administering two doses of the life-saving drug.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was expected to recover, police said.

Police said the Yonkers emergency service unit was the first agency in Westchester to successfully use the “Narcan kit.” In 2014, officers saved the life of a 28-year-old woman just hours after the kits were deployed.

All members of the Yonkers Police Department Emergency Service Unit are trained as state emergency medical technicians, the department said.

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