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Kaanapali Snorkeler Taken to Hospital in Critical Condition

File photo: MAUIWatch/ Anthony Goodrich

At 10:44 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017, emergency crews in West Maui responded to an adult female that was reportedly pulled unresponsive from the ocean at Black Rock in Kaanapali.

Lahaina firefighters arrived at 10:52 a.m. and found bystanders and Sheraton Maui staff on the beach performing CPR on the woman. Firefighters continued CPR on the female victim until paramedics arrived a short time later to provide advanced care life support.

The woman, a 69-year-old visitor from Bakersfield, California, was snorkeling on the south side of Black Rock with another family member. After feeling uneasy, the woman swam back to shore and exited the water, collapsing as she walked up the beach. Bystanders rendered immediate aid and initiated CPR.

The woman was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.



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