Suffolk County Police said the quick use of the Narcan anti-overdose drug as well as CPR saved the life of a woman who overdosed on heroin in Hauppauge Friday.
According to police, Fourth Precinct Medical Crisis Action Team officers/paramedics Dennis Hendrickson and Kathy Cotter responded to a home on Wedgewood Drive at 2:30 p.m., where they found a man giving CPR to the unconscious victim. A 911 operator was giving the man CPR instructions over the phone.
Hendrickson and Cotter then cleared the 28-year-old woman's airway and administered a shot of Narcan, which brought her back to consciousness.
Paramedics took the woman to Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center for further medical treatment.
Police said the MedCAT division was formed in 2008 and consists of officers trained to respond to these types of medical emergencies.