Teenage swimmer dies after medical emergency at swim meet
KAPOLEI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 17-year-old died after suffering a medical emergency during a swimming meet in Kapolei on Saturday.
Emergency Medical Services treated and transported the teen, who later died at the hospital.
The Medical Examiners office has not released any details about the medical emergency that caused the teen’s death. The identity of the teenager has also not been released.
The swimmer was at a community swimming event not put on by the Hawaii High School Athletics Association.
However, the tragedy has forced the postponement of the girl’s high school State water polo Championships.
Kamehameha and Punahou were scheduled to compete for the title on Saturday.
In a statement released by the HHSAA, both teams were affected by the incident and agreed to move the match to Monday:
Due to an unfortunate tragedy that occurred earlier this morning, which affected both teams in the girl’s water polo State title match, it was agreed by both schools to postpone the championship match until Monday.
The match will now take place at Kamehameha Kapalama at 6 p.m. on May 15th.
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