Kailua ocean drowning survivor thanks good Samaritans, first responders for saving his life
By Craig T. Kojima |
July 20, 2021
| Updated on July 21, 2021 at 12:28 am
William Cosier thanks his rescuers who stood behind him on Tuesday. Cosier, 56, thanked the good Samaritans and first responders who saved his life with handmade lei and boxes of Leonard’s malassadas during a special reunion set up at the Kailua Fire Department. He suffered a cardiac arrest while in the water at Kalama Beach in June.
William Cosier, exchanges lei and gifts, with Ocean Safety Lt. Aka Tamashiro. Behind Cosier is his wife, Gayle.
William Cosier, middle, meets with good Samaritan Dr. Honey Aipa and Honolulu Ocean Safety Lt. Aka Tamashiro.
Ian Bachmann, Ocean Safety lifeguard shakes hands with William Cosier.
William Cosier, and wife, Gayle, with parents, David and Cecelia Cosier, and David Cosier, Jr. right, and sister, Cyndi Cosier, far left.
William Cosier, right, meets with good Samaritan Dr. Honey Aipa.
During the reunion, William Cosier, second from left, held hands with wife, Gayle, and parents, David and Cecilia Cosier.