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Kauai, HI – Woman Badly Injured During Snorkeling Incident at Kealia Beach

September 3, 2022

Kauai, HI (September 02, 2022) – A woman has been hospitalized in critical condition after she was pulled unresponsive from the water following a suspected snorkeling accident on Thursday, September 1st at Kealia Beach. 

The 30-year-old female was pulled out of the ocean by onlookers at about 4:00 p.m.  

The Kauai Fire Department said that, upon their arrival, responders located an off-duty firefighter and two Ocean Safety lifeguards performing CPR on the victim.

She was transported by paramedics to Wilcox Medical Center with critical injuries. 

The woman’s identity has not been released. It is unknown if she was a resident or a visitor, and if she was alone or with a group.  

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

Snorkeling Accidents in Hawaii

Kauai, HI - Woman Badly Injured During Snorkeling Incident at Kealia Beach

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

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

Contact our Hawaii personal injury 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.   

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

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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