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

At 5:41 p.m., the 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 victim had been revived by good Samaritans. The victim was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Deputy Dominguez was able to learn that several people at the beach noticed a man 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.

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," the agency said in a news release.

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