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Near-drowning victim taken to the hospital on Maui

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:24 a.m. HST, Apr 12, 2013

A 63-year-old woman tourist from Washington state was taken in critical condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center after rescuers pulled her from the Honolua Bay in west Maui Thursday morning.

Maui firefighters and Napili Ocean Safety rescue personnel responded  to a swimmer in distress call at 9:20 a.m.  The woman was snorkeling when someone on shore noticed her yelling for help.

Rescuers found the Mount Vernon, Wash. woman unconscious and face down in the water. She was brought to shore, where firefighters began CPR before an ambulance took her to the hospital.

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