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Man 72, in critical condition after near-drowning in Waikiki

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An off-duty lifeguard and a bystander pulled an unconscious 72-year-old man from waters fronting the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Wednesday morning.

According to an Emergency Medical Services report, the victim was found unresponsive in knee-deep water at about 10 a.m.

The off-duty lifeguard and bystander began CPR on the man until lifeguards took over.

The victim had a pulse and was breathing when paramedics arrived and took over treatment. They took him to a hospital in critical condition.

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