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Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy saves man's life while vacationing in Hawaii

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Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Darin Powers found himself in an emergency situation as he checked in to a resort in Maui, Hawaii on Easter Sunday. Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Darin Powers found himself in an emergency situation as he checked in to a resort in Maui, Hawaii on Easter Sunday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

While vacationing in Maui over Easter, a Spokane County Deputy ended up saving a man's life. 

Deputy Darin Powers is originally from Maui and was visiting family over the holiday when he heard people calling for help for a man who drowned in the resort pool. Deputy Powers ran over and found the man unresponsive, not breathing and without a pulse. Deputy Powers and another guest performed CPR on the man and after several minutes he began breathing again on his own. The man was taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. 

"Deputy Powers is an outstanding example of the professional deputies that serve our community as well as the communities they visit with their families," the Sheriff's Office said. 

After the incident, the resort reached out to the Sheriff's Office and said:

"We wish to thank Mr. Powers for his extraordinary skill and efforts that he voluntarily offered in the life saving event of one of our guests on Sunday March 27, 2016. We had one of our guests become unresponsive and drop to the bottom of the pool. When Mr. Powers heard that we had a rescue situation at the pool he ran down there and took over the trauma scene doing CPR with a guest MD. The man was transported to the hospital and was discharged today. This man is alive today due to the heroic efforts of Mr. Powers and his skill in trauma situations. 

Thank you again"

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