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Kittitas County Sheriff Deputy Saves Woman While Off-Duty

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RENTON, WA- A woman from Tacoma is thanking a Kittitas County Sheriff Deputy for helping to save her life.

Deputy Chuck Berg and his wife were running the Seattle Seahawks 12th Man 12K run in Renton earlier this month, when a woman collapsed near the finish line.

Deputy Berg performed CPR on 35-year-old Sara Clerget until paramedics arrived. Clerget survived the incident.

During her recovery, Clerget searched online for the person who helped save her life. When Berg saw the buzz on social media, he responded to the woman and agreed to meet her and her family.The deputy also challenged Clerget to run with him in next year's 12K event, followed by a CPR skill contest using mannequins to help promote CPR training.

"This is not the first time in his career that Deputy Berg has demonstrated the value of first aid training on and off duty," said Sheriff Gene Dana.

Deputy Berg has been involved in Emergency Services for over 22 years. He has been a Deputy for 14 years and is a First Aid/CPR instructor who has taught hundreds of people to perform CPR during his career. He prides himself on teaching First Aid and the value of CPR training for saving lives.
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