By: Danny Schrafel
A 25-year-old woman is the latest person to be saved by Northport first responders from a heroin overdose thanks to the powerful opiate overdose antidote Narcan, village police confirmed Tuesday.
Police rushed to a Whispering Fields Drive home shortly before midnight Aug. 2, where officers discovered the woman, unconscious and suffering an apparent opiate overdose, Northport PD Lt. Bill Ricca said.
Officers administered Narcan and applied rescue breathing until a Northport Fire Department ambulance was on the scene. She was rushed to Huntington Hospital.
This is the most recent Narcan save, Ricca said, since a 20-year-old who overdosed on heroin in a bathroom stall at the Northport Public Library narrowly escaped death on May 30. Without Narcan, the man would have likely died, police said at the time.
Officers in the department became certified to carry the overdose-reversing drug in mid-April.
This isn't the first time Narcon has been used to save someone from a heroin overdose in Northport, either. Click here to read our article on another Narcon save that happened this past June!