Washington State Visitor Critically Injured at DT Fleming
A visitor from Washington State suffered critical injuries while swimming at DT Fleming Beach in West Maui.
Authorities say the 54-year-old man was injured in the shorebreak and suffered a suspected spinal injury.
The incident was reported at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.
Bystanders were already assisting the man out of the water when ocean safety personnel were alerted of the situation, according to department reports.
The man was reportedly unconscious, but regained a pulse thanks to lifesaving efforts on scene. Nāpili firefighters and medics assisted with lifesaving efforts.
He was eventually transported by medics to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further care.