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Man found floating in Hanauma Bay dies at hospital

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:52 p.m. HST, Apr 06, 2014

A 63-year-old man who was found motionless Monday afternoon while snorkeling at Hanauma Bay died at the hospital, police said Sunday.

Emergency Medical Services said the man was snorkeling 15 to 20 yards offshore when lifeguards found him motionless just after 2 p.m.

Lifeguards brought him to shore and started cardiopulmonary resuscitation, then transfered him to an ambulance crew. He was taken to the emergency room in critical condition.

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Oio wrote:
Another person to drown at Hanauma Bay??? Makes me wonder that the Lifeguards at this station or either not on station or preoccupied with something else except what they're job entails? City management should be investigating the frequency of drowning at this tourist attraction.
on April 6,2014 | 02:55PM
huponews wrote:
I said it before, tourist love Hawaii's warm weather and beautiful ocean. But, they need to be educated on water safety which is a whole new animal here in the islands. It' very sad that we're sending all these people home in body bags....that's no aloha!
on April 6,2014 | 04:29PM
cojef wrote:
Agree, there has been a rash of snorkeling accidents at this tourist stop in the past several months. Equipment rental business should be put on alert to provided better safety instructions, particularly not diving alone especially if the individual renting the equipment happens to be in the age group of seniors. Kupunas from wherever should be accorded the same care as locals. They have loved ones at home also.
on April 7,2014 | 07:27AM
sailfish1 wrote:
This guy was 63. Like I said before, they need to discourage older people from diving and snorkeling or, at least, make sure they are doing it with people who are watching over each other.
on April 6,2014 | 05:25PM
SteveToo wrote:
Tiime to sue the City and then close this beach...just like dangerous mountain trails.
on April 6,2014 | 09:01PM
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