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Hanauma Bay lifeguards rescue unresponsive snorkeler

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Lifeguards at Hanauma Bay Friday afternoon rescued an unresponsive snorkeler about 200 yards offshore, according to Emergency Medical Services.

The lifeguards brought the snorkeler -- a woman in her 60s -- to shore for treatment. According an EMS report, the woman was unresponsive but still breathing. 

Shortly after 1 p.m., paramedics transported the woman to a hospital in critical condition.







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Skyler wrote:
What is it with all the drownings from snorkeling? It looks like such a benign pastime.
on March 7,2014 | 03:09PM
honopic wrote:
If people are inexperienced and don't know how to keep their snorkel tubes clear of the surface, it's easy to inhale a big gulp of water instead of air. Even when equipment-rental companies provide customers with safety training, some will assume that they can't get into trouble in shallow water. That's a dangerous assumption to make.
on March 8,2014 | 08:41AM
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