Five hours after ambulances were stocked with Narcan, Toms River E-M-T's became the first in the state to administer the heroin antidote to save the life of an overdose victim.


According to the Toms River Patch, a male in his late 20's was saved with the nasal spray at a Toms River residence shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was in cardiac arrest and needed CPR. He regained consciousness and was taken to Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood.

Ocean County police started carrying Narcan this month and have saved multiple lives so far.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, Stafford cops used Narcan to save a 26-year-old man who overdosed on heroin Friday night.

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