Trumbull police and EMS revive heroin user with Narcan
Trumbull police and EMS rescued a victim of a suspected heroin overdose in a bathroom near the food court of the Westfield Trumbull Mall around 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.
The 21-year-old man is a Trumbull resident was revived by Narcan, an opiate-antagonist that prevents accidental overdoses, and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.
According to a release, police responded to the scene after receiving a report about an unconscious male on the floor of the bathroom not breathing.
The police said the victim was gray and no respirations could be detected. The report said that the victim's friend said that the victim was known to have used heroin and other illegal drugs in the past.
A Trumbull police lieutenant said that no drugs or needles were found at the scene.
Trumbull police first administered Narcan to the victim, who began showing signs of shallow respirations. A report said that Trumbull EMS responded in a matter of minutes and administered the antagonist drug through an IV, which caused the 21-year-old man to regain consciousness.
The emergency responders transported the victim to St. Vincent's Hospital.
No charges were listed with the press release Monday.
The incident marked the second time the Trumbull Police Department administered Narcan to save the life of a victim from heroin overdose.
On July 14, police officers and emergency revived a 24-year-old Pound Ridge man from an apparent heroin overdose in the parking lot of the Westfield Trumbull Mall.