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Visitor pulled from water dies

Visitor pulled from water dies

A man pulled from the waters at Anini Beach on Wednesday has died from his injuries.

Police identified the man as Omer Tekin, 29, of California. An autopsy is pending.

According to witness reports, the man was snorkeling when he was seen unresponsive in the water. Witnesses brought him to shore and began administering CPR. Lifeguards from the Wanini Roving Patrol Unit continued resuscitation efforts, according to a county press release.

While in transport to Wilcox Medical Center, firefighters and American Medical Response medics continued advanced life support, and Tekin regained a pulse. He was in critical condition Thursday.

5 Comments
  1. Hans Roeger August 24, 2019 7:53 am Reply

    What cased. “Injuries “ ? Where there big waves? Sharks? What?


  2. Ayse90 August 24, 2019 1:44 pm Reply

    what kind of injuries please give information


  3. David Lemon August 24, 2019 9:44 pm Reply

    I suspect he’s one of the people who have passed out when using “full face” snorkel masks. These have too much airspace for an effective fresh air exchange. This can cause CO2 build-up, which can lead to unconsciousness – a dangerous condition when face down in water. I’d expect the first responders could verify what kind of mask he was using, and I’d really like to know.


  4. Mehmet August 25, 2019 12:18 pm Reply

    He was drowned and passed away unfortunately 🙁


  5. gurbetci August 27, 2019 7:01 pm Reply

    Allah rahmetiyle muamele etsin.


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