(BIVN) – A possible cardiac event may have led to the potential drowning of a man at Kahaluʻu Beach Park on Thursday.
At 10 a.m., the medical personnel responded to the Kona popular beach park and found lifeguards giving CPR to a 94 year old man fronting the south tower on the beach.
According to the Hawaiʻi County Fire Department, a bystander said the elderly man was swimming for about 5 mins “before going face down” and “not moving for approximately 2 minutes before activating Lifeguards.”
A lifeguard rescued the motionless man, brought him to shore, and started CPR. The rescued man was then transported to Kona Community Hospital “without change at disposition”.
We will have more information as it becomes available.