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Tourist in critical condition after near-drowning incident on Maui

A 73-year-old visitor from Colorado was in critical condition today after she was pulled unconscious from Kapalua Bay in West Maui.

According to a Maui Fire Department report, the woman was snorkeling with a relative about 200 feet from shore when she became unresponsive. The relative called for help and a nearby paddleboarder helped bring the woman to shore.

People on the beach, including a vacationing physician, performed CPR on the woman until paramedics and fire rescue personnel arrived.

The woman was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center.

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