Police: Narcan Used to Revive OD Victim in Wantagh

For the second time this week, an overdose victim in the area was revived using the powerful antidote Narcan on Saturday, Nassau police said. 

Shortly before 4 p.m., police responded along with the Wantagh Fire Department to a residence on Logan Road in Wantagh after a 911 call reporting an 18-year-old male as unconscious with shallow breathing.

Family members told first responders that the teen, whose name was not released by police, had a history of heroin use, police said, and a paramedic administered Narcan, which is used to counter the effects of an opiate overdose. 

The teen began to regain consciousness and was transported to Nassau University Medical Center via a Wantagh Fire Department ambulance for further evaluation and treatment, police said. 

On Thursday, a 29-year-old who had overdosed on heroin was revived with Narcan at a Massapequa emergency medical center. 

Christopher Wendt June 13, 2014 at 01:00 PM
@ Lorraine re "A)...." Is there a "B)..."? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- We report the names of all kinds of victims...traffic accidents, assaults, frauds, homicides, and other forms of self-induced or self-inflicted misadventure. There is supposed to be Freedom of the Press in America, and with that comes a responsibility of the Press to ferret-out and report the names of those involved in newsworthy incidents.
Lorraine DeVita June 13, 2014 at 01:28 PM
Chris, the victim is 18 yrs old and from what has been reported lives in or near Wantagh and personally I don't think we need to know more than that. Why every time there is a tragedy or similar instance such as this do we all need to know the persons name?? Why is everyone fascinated with WHO it is. If you are or were in this young persons sphere of influence I am sure you would have been notified. The drug addict much like the alcoholic is SICK physically and mentally and both the individual and the family need help and possibly an eye opening intervention. YOU or ME or anyone else knowing who they are isn't going to help them...nor will it effect either of OUR lives. IMHO There is no "need to know" in this instance for the general public.
Christopher Wendt June 13, 2014 at 01:42 PM
But...there is a "right to know", which is just as sacred as are our rights to free speech, association, religion, and to bear arms, etc.
Lorraine DeVita June 13, 2014 at 01:44 PM
I would rather see the name(s) of the drug dealer broadcast, past and present , along with their picture and the detailed description of their vehicles. I would also like to see MORE FREQUENT Drug awareness seminars made MANDATORY for parents and students together on ALL levels in the school districts given by PTA's, Cops, mental health professionals, Drug & Alcohol addiction specialists and possibly even rehabilitated drug and alcohol addicts.. At least twice a year. Giving parents information on WHAT to look for in their child's behavior and that of their friends .. Parental Attendance made mandatory and if legal & possible to be tied onto their child's grade - so no excuses for NOT attending..


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