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Cruise ship worker in critical condition after water rescue

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:36 p.m. HST, Dec 4, 2011


A 27-year-old man from a cruise ship was in critical condition at Wilcox Hospital Saturday after an apparent near-drowning.

Bystanders pulled the man from the water at Kalapaki Beach and began administering CPR, according to a Kauai County news release.

He was found floating face down in the water fronting Duke's Canoe Club at around 2:09 pm. 

Firefighters and paramedics continued CPR and revived the man, a worker on a cruise ship that was docked in Nawiliwili Harbor, before taking him to the hospital.

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