By Beth David, Editor
Former Fairhaven Select Board member Dan Freitas was taken off life support on Monday, 5/9*, on his 53rd* birthday, a day later than indicated by a Facebook post by his brother Eddie. The Fairhaven Select Board held a moment of silence for him at their meeting on Monday, 5/9.
According to Mr. Freitas’s FB post, Dan called 911 because he was having trouble breathing. Paramedics were able to bring him back, but he had been “down” too long, he wrote, “He suffered catastrophic brain injury.”
“It’s not much of a secret that Danny had a drug addiction problem. Kudos to those who knew and offered support rather than use the time to attack,” wrote Mr. Freitas.
He said Dan had hurt his back while at work, helping his coworkers clean off snow from their cars. The doctor prescribed pain medication and, “The rest is history.”
“There was no overdose. He never overdosed. Despite what is being put out there, there was no overdose,” wrote Mr. Freitas.
He said his brother’s organs were donated.
*Fixes error from previous versions, 5/9 not 5/8; age 53, not 52.
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