Visitor Pulled Unresponsive From Waters at Pu‘u Keka‘a

February 8, 2019, 9:50 AM HST · Updated February 8, 9:50 AM
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Puʻu Kekaʻa “Black Rock”. File photo by Wendy Osher.

A 54-year-old male visitor was pulled from waters by fellow beachgoers at Puʻu Kekaʻa “Black Rock” in Kāʻanapali on Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The incident was reported at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

Fire officials say the man was reportedly unresponsive but still breathing. He was transported to the hospital by Medics in critical condition.

The individual is believed to be a visitor from Korea, however, fire officials say the information is unconfirmed.

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It is not clear exactly what events led up to this incident, said Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro.

The department’s Ladder 3 responded to the incident along with Medics.

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