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Authorities Identify Snorkeler Rescued From Waters Off Keālia

Posted September 7, 2022, 12:19 PM HST ·Updated September 7, 12:36 PM

A snorkeler rescued last week from waters off Keālia Beach has been identified.

The Kaua‘i Police Department identified the snorkeler as 34-year-old Aurosa Gran of New Mexico, who was visiting the island alone. She is in critical condition at Wilcox Medical Center in Līhuʻe. Gran was rescued Sept. 1 by first responders and bystanders following an emergency call shortly before 4:15 p.m. involving a water rescue.

According to a preliminary report, firefighters with the Kaiākea fire station arrived at the scene and discovered two Ocean Safety Bureau lifeguards and an off-duty firefighter performing CPR on Gran. Earlier, bystanders pulled her from the water when she appeared unresponsive.

AMR medics continued advanced life support while transporting the woman to Wilcox Medical Center for further treatment. The scene was cleared shortly after 4:20 p.m.

Police are asking for the public’s help with identifying and contacting Gran’s family. Anyone with information is urged to contact police dispatch at 808-241-1711.