A 19-year-old who had overdosed on heroin and passed out in a car was revived when a Nassau County police officer administered a life-saving dose of Narcan Monday in East Rockaway, police said.
The incident occurred on Atlantic Avenue at 8:52 p.m.
Police did not release the identity of the victim, but said that, after he was revived, he was taken to a hospital for treatment and evaluation.
Police said a motorist flagged down a highway patrol officer on Atlantic Avenue, telling him that the teen, a passenger in his 2007 Dodge, had "injected himself with heroin" and was now "lifeless."
A Fourth Precinct officer, equipped with an emergency dose of Narcan, used to reverse the effects of heroin, then responded to the scene -- and administered Narcan to the victim, saving him.