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Lake Dillon Fire to honor 21-year-old bartender, lifesaver

Between working three jobs and attending college, Diego Andraca, 21, of Silverthorne found time to save a man's life on Saturday, Aug. 9, after he suddenly stopped breathing. On Tuesday, Lake Dillon Fire will present Andraca with the Citizen's Valor Award during a board of director's meeting at Station No. 2 in Frisco.
By Brandon Evans / bevans@summitdaily.com |

The Lake Dillon Fire Protection District announced Friday it will honor Diego Andraca with the Citizen’s Valor Award at a ceremony during its board of director’s meeting in Frisco on Tuesday.

Andraca, a 21-year-old bartender at Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant in Silverthorne, immediately performed CPR on a patron who collapsed in cardiac arrest on Aug. 9 and is credited with saving the man’s life.

“We are absolutely delighted with this young man’s quick actions, which meant the difference between life and death,” said Lake Dillon Fire chief Dave Parmley in a news release. “It is fitting that he receives this top honor.”

Parmley also advocated that every adult and high school student learn CPR, which now is being taught with a hands-only version that uses chest compressions and no rescue breaths.

Andraca will be honored at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Lake Dillon Fire Station No. 2, located at 301 S. Eighth Ave. in Frisco. The public is invited to attend.


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