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Hanauma Bay, HI – Woman Critical After Near-Drowning at Nature Preserve on Kalanianaole Hwy

July 29, 2022

Hanauma Bay, HI (July 28, 2022) – A woman was critically injured during an incident on Thursday, July 28th while swimming with a group at Hanauma Bay. 

At about 1:00 p.m., Ocean Safety crews responded to reports of a swimmer in distress at a nature preserve in the 74ooth block of Kalanianaole Highway. 

Upon their arrival, responders found the unconscious woman and brought her to shore. After several tense minutes of administering CPR, the 49-year-old woman regained her pulse.

She was transported by Honolulu Emergency Medical Services to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

No other injuries were reported.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Lifeguard Negligence in Hawaii

Hanauma Bay, HI - Woman Critical After Near-Drowning at Nature Preserve on Kalanianaole Hwy

Based on the facts of your specific case, one or more parties could be held accountable for your near-drowning accident. The experienced lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner can determine who is responsible and help you file a suit. 

For example, it may not be only the lifeguard on duty who is liable for your injuries. Other potentially responsible parties can include:

  • The property owner
  • The property manager
  • Another lifeguard
  • The person in charge of training

The nature and extent of your injuries will determine the compensation for which you are eligible. When someone is injured or killed due to someone else’s negligence, they are eligible to bring a claim of personal injury to safeguard their rights and secure the compensation they deserve.

Very serious injuries can be caused by lifeguard negligence, including:

  • Poolside slips and falls
  • Head trauma
  • Fractured bones/Broken bones
  • Drowning
  • Brain injuries
  • Fatalities

Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience dealing with these kinds of cases and are prepared to guide you and your family through the legal process.

Contact our Hawaii lifeguard negligence lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free assessment of your potential claim to discover what legal options are available to you.   

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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