LIHU’E – A 53-year-old Kekaka man was transported to Queens Memorial Hospital
in critical condition after he got in trouble Saturday afternoon while swimming
off Kekaha Beach and lost consciousness.
Kaua’i police said Stanley
Bucasas struck his head on the sandy bottom off a beach area known as
“Intersections” at 3 p.m.
Beachgoers saw the man in trouble and brought him
back to shore. Bucasas was subsequently transported by ambulance to Kauai
Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waimea was medivaced to the O’ahu hospital for
more extensive treatment.