Local police are credited with saving a 52-year-old man’s life who was suffering from an apparent opioid overdose.

Around 1:30 p.m. on February 20, 2017, Town of Wallkill Police Officer Joseph DeAngelis responded to an emergency medical services call at a home on Bert Crawford Road.

Upon arrival, the officer found a 52-year-old Wallkill man unconscious on the floor inside his home. The unnamed man was unresponsive and demonstrating signs of an overdose, police say.

Officer DeAngelis, assisted by Police Officer Robert Clark, began delivering emergency first aid which included the use of department issued nasally delivered Narcan. Narcan is a drug which is known to reverse the effects from an opioid overdose.

A short time after receiving the drug, the 52-year-old man regained consciousness. He was then transported by Town of Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Orange Regional Medical Center.

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