Local Police Save Man’s Life
Local police saved a man’s life from an apparent overdose.
On Saturday around 12:10 a.m., Ellenville Police responded to Ida Lane in the Village of Ellenville for a report of an unresponsive and unconscious 47-year-old man, from a possible overdose.
Upon arrival, Sergeant Robert Morse administered Narcan, medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. The 47-year-old didn’t respond. A second dose of Narcan was given, again the man didn’t respond.
Officer Tyler Swinden noticed the man stopped breathing and couldn’t detect a pulse. The officers began CPR. A short time later, a pulse was detected, the man regained consciousness and soon began breathing on his own.
The 47-year-old was taken to Ellenville Hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery, police say.
“Without a doubt, these two officers saved the life of this individual, Ellenville chief Philip S. Mattracion stated. “The subject in this case made a conscious decision to use heroin that by all accounts led to his brief, but albeit, traumatic brush with death. Thankfully for him, the quick response and actions of these two officers, turned what could have been a tragedy into a lifesaving event.”