Waikiki swimmer taken to hospital in critical condition

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man believed to be in his fifties was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he was reported to be in distress while swimming about 100 yards off shore in Waikiki.

Ocean Safety officials say they were called to a location outside the Hilton Hawaiian Village at approximately 4:41 p.m.

Ocean Safety and EMS were reportedly on scene within minutes, and by the time they arrived the male swimmer had already been brought to shore. CPR was already in progress when first responders arrived and took over.

The man was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

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