Yonkers police save woman from heroin overdose by administering Narcan

The life-saving drug reverses the effects of a heroin overdose. (5/13/14)

YONKERS - A Yonkers woman was saved from overdosing on heroin after police administered a life-saving drug.

Police administered Naloxone, or Narcan, to the 28-year-old woman. The drug reverses the effects of a heroin overdose.

Yonkers police received dozens of Narcan kits last week and now all emergency vehicles in the city are equipped with them.

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Police are not identifying the woman who was rescued, but say she has been released from the hospital.

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