At 8:39 a.m. Sunday morning, emergency responders were called to an unresponsive male pulled from the ocean near Pu’u Keka’a in Ka’anapali, West Maui.
At 8:47 a.m., Lahaina firefighters found the male unresponsive but breathing on the beach fronting the Sheraton Maui Resort. Crews monitored the patient’s airway and breathing until paramedics arrived. The man was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in serious condition.
Beachgoers found the man floating unresponsive in the waters south of “Black Rock,” and pulled the victim ashore. Bystanders began immediate CPR before Sheraton Maui staff arrived with an Automatic External Defibrillator. After several cycles of CPR and receiving a shock by the AED, the man regained a pulse and began breathing on his own.
The man, a 30 year-old from Korea, is visiting with a female companion.
Maui First Responders are the very best. And three cheers to alert bystanders and the revolutionary Automated External Defibrillators!