Spokane County deputy rescues man while on vacation in Hawaii

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy helped save a man's life while in Hawaii at the end of March.

The Spokesman-Review reports Deputy Darin Powers was checking in to a Maui resort on the afternoon of March 27 when someone ran into the lobby screaming for help at the pool.

Powers says he ran and found a man unresponsive, not breathing and with no pulse.

Officials say Powers and a doctor who was there performed CPR and after several minutes, the man started breathing.

Powers says emergency responders arrived shortly thereafter, flying the man in his 50s to a hospital where he was put in a medically-induced coma for two days.

He has since been released and is expected to make a full recovery.

Powers says he's glad he was there.