MID-HUDSON – Police in the City of Newburgh and Town of Saugerties saved two people in recent days, who overdosed on drugs and were revived with Narcan.
Just before midnight on Saturday, April 4, Newburgh City Police were called to 222 Broadway for a possible overdose. They found a 41-year-old man on the floor next to a bed in an upstairs apartment. He was unresponsive with an extremely weak pulse and low respiratory rate leading officers to believe he had overdosed on heroin. Narcan was administered intra-nasally and within minutes, the man regained consciousness telling officers he had used heroin. He was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
At about 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, Saugerties Police found a 28-year-old unconscious and unresponsive at 6 Skyline Drive. Police and firefighters administered first aid and Narcan was administered resulting in the victim regaining consciousness. He was taken to a local hospital. Others who were present told police the victim has a heroin addiction and was scheduled to enter a rehab problem on April 8.