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Deputy performs CPR, revives crab fisherman

Clallam County deputy Mark Millet and other medical personnel are being credited with helping save the life of a Sequim resident last night after performing CPR on Darrel Brewer, a crab fisherman, at the old Oyster House boat launch off Marine Drive.

Millet responded to an “unresponsive male" call at the boat launch in the Dungeness area at 7 p.m.; he arrived to find Brewer, 67, lying near the water being attended to by three men. Brewer appeared to have had a heart attack. The three men were attempting to perform CPR; Millet took over and was able to revive Brewer and was eventually assisted by Fire District 3 volunteers and medics.

Brewer was transported to the Olympic Medical Center and was in serious but stable condition.

According to Clallam County Sheriff's Office sources, Brewer has had past medical problems and was previously scheduled for surgery.

David Johnson, 62, of Sequim, was in the process of launching his boat to go crabbing with friends. Brewer was in the water with his chest waders on. According to a sheriff's office press release, Johnson saw Brewer fall face down into the water and went to his aid. Johnson pulled Brewer onto the boat ramp and began chest compressions after not finding Brewer's pulse. Millet soon arrived and took over.

Johnson credits Millet with saving Brewer’s life, the sheriff's office said.

 

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