Swimmer in Waikiki Roughwater Swim found unresponsive
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Swimmer in Waikiki Roughwater Swim found unresponsive

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Paramedics and lifeguards attend to a participant in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim who was found unresponsive

Emergency Medical Services transported a swimmer to the hospital after he was found unresponsive in waters off of Kaimana Beach.

The swimmer described to be in his 60s to 70s is a participant in the 48th annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim. The 2.384 mile-race starts at Kaimana Beach and ends at Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Lifeguards hired by event organizers brought him to shore at about 9 a.m.

Ocean Safety lifeguards and two companies of the Honolulu Fire Department responded and performed CPR on the swimmer. EMS also performed advanced life-saving procedures until he regained a pulse.

He was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

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