Elderly man in critical condition after near drowning in waters off Heeia

An elderly man was rushed to the hospital after he nearly drowned in waters off Heeia.

The incident happened at about 2 p.m. Monday.

According to the Honolulu Emergency Services Department, the man, believed to be in his 70s, was snorkeling near Heeia Kea Pier.

The victim was brought to shore and given CPR.

Paramedics responded and transported the man to the hospital in critical condition.

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