comscore Coast Guard medically evacuates diver from Molokai coast | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Coast Guard medically evacuates diver from Molokai coast

[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

A 60-year-old man is recuperating at Kuakini Medical Center where he was taken after experiencing symptoms of decompression sickness following a dive near the southwest side of Molokai.

The Coast Guard evacuated the diver after Molokai Fire Department said the victim was experiencing symptoms of decompression sickness after a dive Thursday.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon evaluated the symptoms and recommended an immediate medical evacuation to the nearest decompression chamber. A Coast Guard  MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point transferred the diver to Kuakini.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up