Saugerties responders stop another heroin overdose

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For the second time in less than three weeks, Saugerties first-responders resuscitated the victim of a drug overdose using Narcan, which reverses the effects of opiates.

On April 7, 2015 at 8:26 p.m., police responded to a 911 call reporting a 28-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive on Skyline Dr. Upon arrival to the scene Officer Ryan Hampel and Officer Jonathan Tiernan, both equipped with Narcan, found firefighters Ray Mayone and Ernest Quick administering first aid to a male victim lying on the floor in one of the bedrooms of the residence. The male was still unconscious and unresponsive. Officer Hampel and Officer Tiernan, prior to the arrival of an ambulance, assisted in the resuscitative efforts. Narcan was administered with the assistance of firefighter Quick from the Glasco Fire Department. After the administration of two dosages of Narcan the victim regained consciousness.

Upon the arrival of Paramedics from DIAZ Ambulance, the victim was treated by paramedics and transported to the Kingston Hospital. After the incident, officers interviewed  individuals present at the time in the apartment, learning that the victim has a heroin addiction and was scheduled to enter a rehabilitation program on April 8.


On March 20, Police Chief Joseph Sinagra administered Narcan to an unconscious 24-year-old woman on Ulster Ave. Saugerties Police began carrying Narcan in July of 2014, and to date Saugerties Police Officers have administered Narcan four times, all having successful outcomes.