New Canaan police revive overdose victim using reversal drug
Updated 3:47 pm, Monday, February 6, 2017
NEW CANAAN — Police used an opioid reversal drug to help revive a victim in the midst of a heroin overdose.
New Canaan officers responded in less than two minutes after getting a call about an unconscious person. The officers determined the person in question had recently used heroin and as a result, administered Naloxene — commonly known as the nasal spray Narcan — to help reverse the overdose.
The officers then began other lifesaving measures to help the victim regain consciousness. Treatment was then taken over by the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
According to Chief Leon Krolikowski, the officers involved in this incident will be issued an award for life-saving medical service.