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Surfer Pulled Unresponsive from West Maui Waters on Saturday

At 6:28 p.m. on Saturday, emergency crews were called for an unresponsive person pulled from the water near Ukumehame Beach Park in West Maui.

A 68-year-old Kula man had been surfing just north of Ukumehame Beach Park when he was found unresponsive in the water about 40 yards from shore.

Bystanders brought the victim to shore and began CPR. A paramedic, a firefighter, and a person from the Coast Guard, all from Maui and off-duty at the time, were on the beach nearby and eventually took over CPR efforts until a paramedic unit from Maalaea arrived at 6:38 p.m.

The victim was ultimately revived after responding emergency crews arrived. The Kula man was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition at around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Paramedic crews from Maalaea and Napili, and firefighters from Lahaina responded to
the incident.

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