Another heroin overdose victim is alive today after a Seaside Heights police officer administered Narcan, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas J. Boyd said today.
It as the third save in less than a month by a Seaside Heights patrol officer.
The most recent save came at approximately 8:30 pm on April 22, when Seaside Heights Patrolman Edward Pasieka responded to a 911 call reference a heroin drug overdose at a Sampson Avenue address in Seaside Heights.
Pasieka found a 22-year-old unresponsive female on the living room floor with shallow breathing and a weak pulse. When Pasieka administered the Narcan spray, the victim immediately regained a strong pulse and began to breathe normally.
She was taken to Community Medical Center in Toms River, where she is recovering.
The second save came just before 3 a.m.
on April 22, when Seaside Heights Patrolman Erik Hershey responded to the
Desert Palm Inn on North Ocean Avenue in Seaside Park.
Hershey administered the Narcan nasal spray and the female victim in her mid-twenties immediately became responsive. Tri-Boro First Aid Squad transported the victim to Community Medical Center in Toms River.
The first save came on April 6, when a male overdose victim in his twenties was revived when Seaside Heights Patrolman Daniel Davis, with assistance from Ptl. Lawrence Mayberry, administered the Narcan spray.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office developed the program’s policy and training protocols in early January of this year, and will assist other counties across New Jersey in starting their own Narcan programs. The first Narcan Kits were distributed throughout the county over the past month.