Narcan saves another heroin overdose victim
Two weeks after saving the life of a Shelton Road man, Trumbull Police and EMS administered Narcan to revive a 24-year-old man who was suffering from a heroin overdose on Pemberton Drive around 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.
Police said that they found the victim slumped in a chair unresponsive and not breathing.
The opiate-antagonist was administered and within seconds the victim took a deep breath and began breathing, according to a press release.
Trumbull EMS took care of the victim who was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital.
Sunday's incident marked the fourth time Trumbull first responders used Narcan to revive someone who had overdosed on heroin since July 14.
Narcan will temporarily reverse the depression of the respiratory system and allow the person to breathe more effectively.