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Surfer, 41, seriously hurt off Ala Moana

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:29 a.m. HST, May 13, 2013

A 41-year-old surfer was seriously injured around 1 p.m. Sunday in waters off of Ala Moana Beach Park while he was waiting to catch a wave, Emergency Medical Services said. 

Two surfers assisted the man while a third called 911 on a cell phone he had with him in the water, EMS said. 

Ocean Safety Department officials transported the injured man to shore via the department’s watercraft, officials said. 

Paramedics treated him on shore before transferring him to the trauma center in serious condition.

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Maunawiliboy wrote:
How was he injured? And what kind of cell phone was waterproof?
on May 12,2013 | 06:13PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
par for the course for SA. As for the phone I use a waterproof case for my iphone made by otterbox but there are a few other manufacturers that make waterproof phone cases.
on May 12,2013 | 08:32PM
PinkSushi wrote:
Same thing I want to know. How he went get hurt?
on May 13,2013 | 02:19AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
on the Hawaii News Now site it was a paddle boarder that was injured but they didn't indicate how either. Details would be nice, huh?
on May 13,2013 | 07:14AM
Tony96822 wrote:
Yeah, how do you get hurt waiting for a wave? Did he pass out, get hit by a wave, ???? Get specific on it. As surfers we want to know, especially because this is a small and tight community.
on May 13,2013 | 02:48AM
nontaister1 wrote:
Seems like this newspaper employs junior high school reporters....
on May 13,2013 | 05:13AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Hey, don't disparage junior high school reporters. They do a much better job that SA writers.
on May 13,2013 | 06:21AM
Anonymous wrote:
I almost didn't click on this story, suspecting there would be no name, no details, no acts, and no story. My suspicions were sadly correct.
on May 13,2013 | 08:19AM
KARLO wrote:
I hope he wasn't hurt waiting in the water because he dropped in on someone.
on May 13,2013 | 08:57AM
silvangold wrote:
so. why was this even news at this point? all we know is (1) its a 'he' (2) he was in the ocean (3) he was injured (4) seriously injured. what happened to the W W W W H..........these letters were drilled into our heads in school -- maybe 7th or 8 grade......
on May 13,2013 | 02:42PM
silvangold wrote:
oops it was W W W W W H...
on May 13,2013 | 02:44PM
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