Heroin overdose caught on cam

Bystanders cheer as paramedics revive heroin overdose victim found behind the wheel of his car on Cleveland street.

(WKYC) -- A brand new Ohio law aimed at saving heroin overdose victims kicked in Tuesday.

It's the same day a dramatic video of a heroin addict's life being saved in Cleveland went public.

The Good Samaritan Law makes Ohio the 38th state which allows the partner or relative of a heroin overdose victim to call 9-1-1 without fear of prosecution for the caller or victim.

Peaches Ledwidge was one of several witnesses to the overdose Saturday.

Witnesses had called 9-1-1 and thought the man in the car was dead.

"Some people were saying goodbye. Dude, it was scary. I was just thinking, what could I do? I didn't have much power to do anything... I was thinking, what's going to happen to his family?" she remembered.

Cleveland first responders arrived in time to administer OD-stopping drugs and saved the man's life, reviving him as a crowd watched and Peaches' iPhone rolled.

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