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Stafford Alert

Good Samaritans Save Drowning Victim
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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
July 22, 2020

A drowning victim was revived yesterday at Falmouth Beach thanks to the actions of good Samaritans.

On July 21st at 5:41 p.m., Stafford Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to Falmouth Beach for a drowning. Emergency personnel arrived to find that the 21-year-old male victim had been revived by good Samaritans. The victim was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

Deputy Dominguez was able to learn that several people at the beach noticed a male drowning and attempted to save him. Darius Burr, an off-duty law enforcement officer with the United States Secret Service, witnessed the incident and assisted in bringing the unresponsive victim to shore. Mr. Burr then began CPR, while another good Samaritan assisted in tilting the victim’s chin back. After several compressions, the male was able to breath on his own.

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office would like to commend Mr. Burr and the other good Samaritans for their actions in preventing a tragedy.

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