Man reenters ocean mile swim event after nearly drowning in 2012

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man nearly died of a cardiac arrest attempting the 2012 Duke's Waikiki Ocean Mile Swim. He returned to the 2013 event a year later ready to conquer.

Rob Pickering entered the Duke's Waikiki Ocean Mile Swim in 2012 and was not able to complete it because we went into full cardiac arrest, nearly dying.

Pickering spent the year training, eating right, and doing all the right things to prepare for the upcoming 2013 event. He returned Saturday with his friends and family cheering him on.

The Ocean Safety lifeguards and two of the Emergency Medical Services personnel who responded to the call last year reunited with Pickering after the swim.

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