Woman sent to hospital in critical condition following near drowning

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 70-year-old woman nearly drowned at Richardson Beach Park on Monday.

According to officials, emergency crews arrived to the scene at about 5:30 p.m. where they discovered the woman on Rocky Shoreline with a man who was performing CPR.

The victim was found approximately 100 feet off shore near a rock island and was brought to shore on a paddleboard by bystanders.

The woman was then transported to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition.

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