Woman in critical condition after nearly drowning at Hanauma BayUPDATED 6:55 PM HST Jun 22, 2014Video Transcript
after nearly drowning at Hanauma Bay. The call came in around 10:00 this morning She was brought back to shore, breathing with difficulty, but later fell unconscious. Ocean Safety provided C-P-R when her pulse could no longer be detected. She was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Life guards have long warned Hanauma visitors to be alert, even when ocean conditions seem to be calm. BIG WAVES DO PRESENT A CHALLENGE FOR PEOPLE UNFAMILIAR, BUT THE DATA SHOWS WHEN IT'S FLAT OR REALLY SMALL IS WHEN PEOPLE ARE PERISHING. IT'S NO YELLING, NO SCREAMING, NO SIGNS OF STRESS. THEY JUST STOP IN THE WAVE AND THAT'S A TOUGH KEY WHEN YOU HAVE ALL THESE PEOPLE OUT THERE AND YOU ARFE TRYING TO KEEP TRACK OF THEM ALL. Lifeguards also have a difficult time spotting a drowning victim from the hundreds of people ALREADY floating face down in the water. So far this year 4 people have died snorkeling at Haunama Bay.