Snorkeler Treated for Medical Emergency off Maui

February 5, 2019, 9:28 AM HST · Updated February 5, 9:30 AM
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A 63-year-old man was transported in stable condition to awaiting emergency medical personnel after suffering a medical emergency during a snorkel outing off Maui on Monday morning, Feb. 4, 2019.

Coast Guard crews were notified of the man in distress by the master of the vessel he was aboard.

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The man was reportedly struggling to breathe after snorkeling, according to Coast Guard reports.

The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon was contacted and recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Station Maui small boat crew, already underway for training, diverted to respond, rendezvous with the vessel Calypso and safely delivered the man to awaiting medics at Kīhei Small Boat Ramp.

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