Former Beaufort High principal still at MUSC, closely monitored

Dan Durbin
Dan Durbin

Former Beaufort High School principal Dan Durbin was still being closely monitored in intensive care at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston on Friday.

He is still awake, alert and breathing on his own, according to Shannon Erickson, who has provided updates for the family on Facebook. A brain MRI showed “no obvious negative findings,” Erickson said.

Durbin has experienced some short-term memory loss, which doctors have said is normal after his experience this week, Erickson wrote.

Durbin was hospitalized Tuesday and suffered a heart attack Wednesday. He was transferred from Coastal Carolina Hospital to MUSC.

He remains in the cardiovascular intensive care unit under close monitoring. Doctors plan an angiogram, and Durbin could receive a defibrillator implant, Erickson said.

Durbin was principal at Beaufort High for nine years before resigning in 2012.