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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Man swimming off Hilton in Waikiki dies

Advertiser Staff

A man died after he was pulled from waters off the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tuesday afternoon.

The man, who appears to be in his 60s, was swimming with a group of people in the surf spot known as “Kaisers” when he got into trouble at about 1:40 p.m. Bystanders were able to bring the man to shore and begin CPR, said Bryan Cheplic, spokesman for the city’s Emergency Services Department.
Ambulance personnel treated the man and transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, Cheplic said. His identity was not released.
Cheplic said lifeguards brought the man’s three companions to shore on a rescue craft, but said they did not require treatment.