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Another drowning incident at Laolao Bay

A 53-year-old Japanese man drowned at Laolao Bay on Tuesday, the Department of Public Safety said.

Witnesses told DPS that the victim, entered the water on a scheduled dive. While descending, he panicked, removed his breathing regulator, and took in too much water, DPS said.

DPS public information officer Jackie Rae said the diving instructor immediately pulled the victim from the water and, with the assistance from another diving instructor, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. But their attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful, Rae said.

On April 17, 2018, at approximately 10:24 a.m., DPS dispatch received a call from a G4S security guard reporting a possible drowning at the Laolao Bay dive spot.

Boating Safety officers arrived at the scene at approximately 10:31 a.m. Upon arrival, officers saw two people administering CPR on an unconscious person lying on the sand.

Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services rescue units arrived shortly thereafter, and continued CPR on the victim until an ambulance arrived at 10:41 a.m.

The victim was transported to the Commonwealth Health Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:03 a.m., DPS said.

Last March, a 32-year-old male Chinese tourist drowned in Laolao Bay.

Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/103772-another-drowning-incident-at-laolao-bay

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