Friday, August 8, 2014

Hawaii: Brief News Accounts Can Carry a Very Powerful Message

According to http://www.westhawaiitoday.com and The Honolulu Star-Advertiser,  a 43-year-old Baltimore man died after he ran into trouble while snorkeling alone in Hawaii.

The man died on Sunday (August 3) in Hanauma Bay after he was taken to shore by lifeguards, who performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

Honolulu police say the man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

COMMENT: Honolulu Fire Department Capt. James Todd said the man was traveling with his wife as part of a snorkeling tour group, yet why the victim was snorkeling alone is inexplicable.

Despite the fact that  for well over 100 years we all know that we should never swim alone, the fact is that swimmers and snorkelers continue to die every year for doing exactly that.

My suggestion is that all hotels have a concierge, all of whom have the resources to compensate experienced swimmers to accompany solo swimmers to ensure they don't "get into trouble" in deep water. 

There are always young swimmers around to earn extra money, but tourists need to have enough sense to actually "ask."


HONOLULU — A 43-year-old Baltimore man died after he ran into trouble while snorkeling in Hawaii.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the man was snorkeling by himself Sunday at Hanauma Bay.
The man was taken to shore by lifeguards who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived.
Honolulu police say the man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Honolulu Fire Department Capt. James Todd says the man was traveling with his wife as part of a snorkeling tour group.
The man’s name was not immediately released.
- See more at: http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/state-wire/hawaii-tourist-dies-after-snorkeling-haunama-bay#sthash.ulN5QdYv.dpuf
HONOLULU — A 43-year-old Baltimore man died after he ran into trouble while snorkeling in Hawaii.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the man was snorkeling by himself Sunday at Hanauma Bay.
The man was taken to shore by lifeguards who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived.
Honolulu police say the man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Honolulu Fire Department Capt. James Todd says the man was traveling with his wife as part of a snorkeling tour group.
The man’s name was not immediately released.
- See more at: http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/state-wire/hawaii-tourist-dies-after-snorkeling-haunama-bay#sthash.qnD0U4cr.dpuf