Elderly Man Dies After Apparent Drowning

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Guam – An elderly man was pronounced dead at Guam Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon following an apparent drowning behind the Marriott Hotel in Tumon.

GMH Nursing Supervisor Bill Toves said the man was an 86 year old resident of Guma Tranquilidat and that he was pronounced dead at 5:23 Thursday afternoon.

However, GPD Spokesman A.J. Balajadia reported that the man was an 87 year old Chinese resident of Tamuning.

Guam Fire Department Spokesman Joey San Nicolas said a reported drowning was called into  9-1-1 just before 5 pm. San Nicolas says medics performed CPR on the man as they rushed him to the hospital.

Attempts were made to revive him in the emergency room, but to no avail.

// the man’s identity has not been released.###