First responders and New Jersey doctor saved from drowning reunite

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau Chief Kalani Vierra presents Dr. Deedee Wu of New Jersey with a set of Kaua‘i lifeguard attire Friday during a reunion of Wu and some of the first responders who helped save her life at ‘Anini Beach.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dr. Deedee Wu of New Jersey greets lifeguard Richard Mills Friday as Dr. Monty Downs and fellow lifeguard Chad Listman look on Friday during a reunion of Wu and some of the first responders who saved her at ‘Anini Beach.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dr. Deedee Wu, in yellow, her husband Brian Golden, and sons Jacob and Justin of New Jersey, are surrounded by some of the first responders who gave her the opportunity to return home with her family.

NAWILIWILI — Lifeguard Richard Mills of the Kaua‘i Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau was glad he had his sunglasses on Friday while he waited with a group of people that included Kaua‘i firefighters, American Medical Response paramedics, physicians and nurses.

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