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Officers, EMS credited with saving overdose victim’s life in Penn Yan

Police say a 35-year-old who was suffering from an overdose in Penn Yan is expected to make a full-recovery thanks to the fast-response of first responders.

On November 26th officers Terry Skelly and Wes Hines were called to a residence in the village for a male who had possible overdosed. Upon arrival, they found a 35-year-old male laying on a bedroom floor.

He was neither conscious nor breathing at that time.


Officers began CPR and administered two doses of Narcan. They continued to work on the overdose victim and saw no signs of improvement. It was at that point that Officer Skelly administered another two doses are narcan.

A few moments later the Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance Company arrived and transported the 35-year-old to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan. They were then transported to Geneva General Hospital’s intensive care unit.

Officers collected a needle and other drug paraphernalia from the scene and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Police say the fast response of first responders was pivotol in ensuring the victim would make a full-recovery.



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