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Near-drowning at Hanauma Bay leaves visitor, 29, in critical condition

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:49 a.m. HST, May 15, 2011

A 29-year-old visitor was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a near-drowning in Hanauma Bay Sunday.

City water safety personnel pulled the man from waters about halfway between the shore and the edge of the reef about 4 p.m., Honolulu fire Capt. Gary Lum said. Firefighters assisted with rescue efforts.

He was then taken to an area hospital in critical condition, a spokesman for the city Department of Emergency Services said.

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