Washington State Visitor Critically Injured at DT Fleming

November 13, 2018, 6:39 PM HST · Updated November 14, 6:11 AM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments

A visitor from Washington State suffered critical injuries while swimming at DT Fleming Beach in West Maui.

Authorities say the 54-year-old man was injured in the shorebreak and suffered a suspected spinal injury.

The incident was reported at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.

Bystanders were already assisting the man out of the water when ocean safety personnel were alerted of the situation, according to department reports.


The man was reportedly unconscious, but regained a pulse thanks to lifesaving efforts on scene. Nāpili firefighters and medics assisted with lifesaving efforts.

He was eventually transported by medics to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further care.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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