Visitor rescued at Haena Beach

HAENA — A 61-year-old man from Dubuque, Iowa, was rescued Friday at Haena Beach at around 11 a.m.

He was taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital by ambulance and is in stable condition, according to a press release from the county.

The man had been snorkeling about 20 yards offshore when he ran into trouble and a relative brought him to shore. Lifeguards from the Haena tower immediately responded and performed CPR on the unresponsive man. After a few minutes, he regained consciousness and began breathing on his own.

When the firefighters from the Hanalei station arrived at the scene, they took over CPR and then assisted medics with putting the patient in the ambulance.

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