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Free diver apparently drowns off Waikiki

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:20 a.m. HST, Jan 25, 2014

A 36-year-old man free diving off Kaimana Beach in Waikiki ran into trouble and was taken to the hospital where he died.

Emergency Medical Services said the man was free diving with a friend at 5 a.m. Friday in front of Kaimana Beach.

When firefighters arrived, police officers were applying CPR.

Paramedics took over and transported the victim to the hospital in critical condition.

Police have classified the apparent drowning as an unattended death.

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inverse wrote:
Shallow water blackout?
on January 25,2014 | 05:02AM
mikaele1 wrote:
To prevent accidents like this this whole area from black point to Honolulu harbor should be a permanent fish sanctuary with pole fishing only.
on January 25,2014 | 05:29AM
unobra wrote:
How will that prevent accidents like this?
on January 25,2014 | 06:21AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
mikaele, false assumption. Remember, snorkelers (non-fishers) are free divers too. So no snorkelers too? Really?
on January 25,2014 | 09:53AM
MaDe2LoVeU wrote:
He was a great swimmer.. This wasn't his first time diving either.. **waiting for autopsy**.. Love and Miss you Cousin Michael!.. R.I.L!
on January 27,2014 | 09:38AM
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