ORADELL — Police officers used Narcan twice in under 24 hours this weekend to save two borough men from suspected heroin overdoses.
In the first incident, Officers Joseph Maino and Kyle Costa responded to a home on Summit Avenue around 10 p.m. Friday after a 911 call, Detective Sgt. William Wicker said.
The officers found a 19-year-old man unresponsive and having difficulty breathing, Wicker said. They administered two doses of the nasal spray, which is a brand-name form of naloxone that can counteract opiate overdoses. He was revived and taken to Hackensack University Medical Center.
The next day, Sgt. Victor Egg and Officer Michael Bartlett, as well as New Milford Lt. Kevin Kiene, went to a home on Kinderkamack Road around 3:45 p.m., Wicker said.
They discovered a 52-year-old man who was unresponsive, Wicker said. He was not breathing and did not have a pulse. They started CPR and administered two doses of Narcan. He became conscious and was taken to Valley Hospital.
Previous saves have been in Cresskill, Carlstadt, Haledon, Hillsdale and Totowa.
BY STEFANIE DAZIO
STAFF WRITER |