Gabriel Conners Obituary, Death – Gabriel Conners, a surfer who resided in Sequim, was identified as the person who passed away after drowning on Sunday off Crescent Beach Road near Joyce, as stated by the deputy coroner for Clallam County on Tuesday. According to Nathan Millett, who works as the deputy coroner, an autopsy will be performed today on the body of a man who was 32 years old.
Millett claims that the next of kin have been informed of the situation. After learning that a surfer had drowned at 2860 Crescent Beach Road just after 1 p.m. on Sunday, firefighters from Fire District 4 rushed to the scene in an effort to assist Conners. They were informed that the incident had occurred. These firefighters had had recently extinguished a significant barn fire the day before. According to Greg Waters, the fire chief, twelve personnel of the fire department responded to the call for help when it was received. The other two were paramedics, while the remaining ten were firefighters or emergency medical technicians.
Conners was discovered some fifty yards off the coast of the island. According to Waters, several surfers “tried to get him back but had difficulty doing so because of the rip currents.” They brought him back to the shore, and when our emergency people arrived, they found out that they had done so. When we started practicing advanced life support treatments like cardiopulmonary resuscitation, it was unfortunately already too late for the patient to benefit.
“He was completely covered from head to toe in a wetsuit, right down to the boots and gloves. We think he had been unconscious for approximately twelve minutes when he was brought to shore by another person. Waters went on. We are unable to determine what led to it because there were no clear warning signs before it happened.
He went on to say that the other surfers should be commended for their incredible efforts because they were able to pull him back. The ocean is a hostile and perhaps lethal environment. According to Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King, Connors was using a wetsuit with a thickness of three millimeters, which “does not provide a lot of body warmth.” In the end, the day was bright and sunny.