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Elderly tourist critical after near-drowning incident

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - A 71-year-old tourist is in critical condition after he nearly drowned in the water behind the Nikko Hotel in Tumon while swimming on Christmas Day.  Guam Fire Department Spokesperson Lieutenant Ed Artero says lifeguards and off-duty firefighters helped bring the man to shore.

Medics performed CPR en route to the Guam Memorial Hospital. GMH Nursing Supervisor Cely Magrobang says the patient is in critical condition on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit.

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