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California man in critical condition after near drowning incident on Kauai

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HANAPEPE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A California man is in critical condition after becoming distressed while snorkeling off Salt Pond Beach in Hanapepe, Saturday evening.

The 55-year old man was snorkeling in calm water when he began to have difficulty breathing.

That's when bystanders pulled the man to shore and administered CPR until firefighters arrived.

Firefighters and medics continued CPR as they transported the man to Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

He was later medevaced to Queen's Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

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