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YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Officers with Spring Garden Township Police save the lives of two heroin overdose victims over the weekend.

Police responded at 11:45 pm Saturday evening to the Sunoco station, 1300 Mt. Rose Avenue, for a report of a 31 year old male who appeared to have gone into cardiac arrest inside the store. A second male, 26 years old, was discovered sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the parking lot. He also was unresponsive.

A store customer was administering CPR to the man inside the store when police arrived on the scene.  It was determined that the man was in cardiac arrest brought on by a heroin overdose. An officer gave him a shot of Narcan and the man eventually regained consciousness.

As for the man sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle in the parking lot, it was determined that he too had overdosed on heroin as well.  Officers administered Narcan to the man and after a short time he became alert and responsive.

Officers were assisted at the scene by Medic 102 from Grantley Fire Company. Both men were transported to Memorial Hospital for further treatment.