Snorkeler critically injured after getting into trouble off Makua Beach

Snorkeler critically injured after getting into trouble off Makua Beach
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 34-year-old woman snorkeling with a tour group off Makua Beach was critically injured Wednesday after getting into trouble in the water.

A Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman said Ocean Safety lifeguards responded after the woman was found unresponsive in the water about 9 a.m.

She was about 100 yards offshore.

Lifeguards performed CPR, and transferred her to the care of paramedics. She was taken to an area emergency room in critical condition.

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