University at Buffalo Police make first Narcan rescue

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Training on a new drug which can reverse the effects of an overdose came in handy over the weekend for University at Buffalo Police.

Officers of UB’s police force made their first Narcan rescue Saturday morning after getting a call from a person who was on the UB campus in Diefendorf Parking Lot. The caller said he and his friend had snorted various amounts of heroin.

When police found the car, one officer used a dose of Narcan on the right nostril, but it failed to revive the man. The officer then used a second dose of Narcan in the left nostril. That allowed the overdosed man to respond.

The officer said his response was “weak” and first responders which hit the scene minutes later began treating the man and moved him to the Erie County Medical Center for treatment.

Officers searched the car but did not find any additional heroin. They say the person who overdosed was not a student.

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