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Surfer at Ukumehame Revived, Transported to Hospital in Critical Condition

June 12, 2018, 9:02 AM HST · Updated June 12, 9:02 AM
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PC: file image of Ukumehame by Asa Ellison

A 68-year-old Kula man was pulled unresponsive from West Maui waters on Saturday evening, June 9, 2018.

The incident was reported at 6:28 p.m. at a spot just north of Ukumehame Beach Park.

Fire officials say the man had been surfing when he was found unresponsive in water about 40 yards from shore.  According to department reports, bystanders brought the man 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 Māʻalaea arrived at 6:38 p.m.

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

Paramedic crews from Māʻalaea and Nāpili, and firefighters from Lahaina responded to the incident.

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