GFD retrieves distressed spearfisherman off Orote Point

Guam Fire Department (PNC file photo)

The Guam Fire Department’s Rescue 3 reached the vessel of a distressed spearfisherman at the Facpi buoy off Orote Point.

According to Fire Dispatch, a 21-year-old male was freediving/spearfishing with two others when they lost sight of him.

After searching, they spotted him approximately 50 feet below the surface and called 911. Rescue divers entered the water and retrieved the victim.

At 4:08 pm, the spearfisherman was recovered and brought on board Rescue 3 boat.

According to GFD spokesman Kevin Reilly, CPR was conducted enroute to Agat Marina where Medic 5 was waiting for the patient.

Medic 5 transported the patient to NHG with CPR being continued.