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Denver Woman Pulled from West Maui Waters

At 12:14 p.m. on Friday, emergency responders were called to an adult female being pulled from the water at Kapalua Bay in West Maui.

When police officers arrived at 12:24 p.m. bystanders on the beach, including a vacationing physician were performing CPR on the woman. Paramedics and firefighters arrived soon after and continued advanced life-saving efforts.

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

The woman, a 73-year-old visitor from Denver, Colorado was snorkeling with a family member about 200 feet from shore when the woman suddenly became unresponsive.

The family member called out for help and a bystander on a paddle board came out to render aid. After the woman was brought to shore on the paddle board, bystanders rushed in to administer CPR.

The woman had been using a traditional two-piece snorkel and mask.

Paramedics and firefighters from Napili responded to the incident.

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