Third person saved by opiate counter-drug

By Dave Greber

Third person saved by opiate counter-drug

April 21, 2014 Updated Apr 21, 2014 at 11:38 PM EDT

Town of Chenango, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) A Broome County Sheriff's deputy once again saved the life of a man set to die of a heroin overdose.

The deputy used Narcan -- also known as Naloxone -- is a nasal spray that chemically counteracts an opioid overdose.

In this case, responders were called to State Route 12 after a woman reported her friend had passed out and wasn't breathing

The sheriff's office said in a news release the 39-year-old man was a known heroin user.

After administering the Narcan, the victim came to and began breathing on his own.

This is the third instance of a sheriff's deputy using Narcan to save a life since agencies bought the kits in February.

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