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Maui Medics Respond to Ka’anapali Near Drowning

November 7, 2012, 9:16 AM HST
* Updated November 7, 9:17 AM
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By Wendy Osher

A 27-year-old woman from Korea was transported to the hospital in critical condition on Monday night after being pulled from the bottom of a swimming pool in West Maui, paramedic officials said.

The incident was reported at 10:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Pool in Kaanapali.

According to Maui County Paramedics Association spokesperson, Ryan Joslin, the woman had been pulled from the bottom of the pool by an on duty Hotel Security responder and her husband, after she was submerged for approximately three minutes.

The security guard initiated CPR and was assisted by other hotel employees until the medic unit and assisting fire fighters from Lahaina were able to arrive on scene, Joslin said.

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According to incident reports, the medic unit found the female in an improved condition upon arrival, but in critical respiratory distress.

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She was transported in critical condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center while receiving Advanced Cardiac Life Support from the attending paramedic.

The female and her newly wed husband were on their honey moon and visiting from Korea, authorities said.

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