Three people die from weekend ocean incidents
Monday, February 2nd 2015, 5:33 PM ChST
Guam - Three lives were lost over the weekend in two separate incidents in Guam's waters, and one tragedy was averted.
KUAM News has confirmed that a 22-month-old baby died after a drowning incident. Guam Fire Department spokesperson Lieutenant Ed Artero confirms that medics responded to a report of a near drowning at the beach behind the Outrigger Resort on Sunday. CPR was administered and the baby was transported to the Guam Memorial Hospital. According to GMH spokesperson June Perez, the baby passed away at 2:12 this morning in the hospital's Pediatrics Ward.
Prior to that incident, On Saturday another tragedy occurred during an incident at Ritidian Beach in Northern Guam where GFD received a report of two distressed swimmers, a man and woman. The pair was pulled out of Ritidian Beach Saturday afternoon and pronounced dead upon arrival to the hospital. Medical examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola says he will conduct their autopsies on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, tragedy was averted farther south as the swimmer in a near drowning incident at USO Beach is making a speedy recovery. According to Perez, the 36-year-old man remains in stable condition.
When medics arrived to the Piti Beach, CPR was already performed on the man and he was conscious and responsive.