Japanese visitor nearly drowns at Magic Island

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 41-year old Japanese tourist is in critical condition after nearly drowning at Magic Island.

Around 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning, paramedics say the woman was either snorkeling or scuba diving when she panicked while in the water.

Bystanders helped bring her to shore.

Paramedics took her to Straub Hospital.