Man dies in drowning accident at Gun Beach


It’s not clear if the drowning was the result of a SCUBA or free diving incident.

Guam – A male individual in his 40s, who was pulled out of the waters at Gun Beach Tuesday evening, has passed away.

It was just before 10 pm on Tuesday when Guam Fire Department units arrived at Gun beach for a reported drowning.

According to Guam Fire Department Spokesperson Kevin Reilly, the victim was brought to shore by his co-workers after a diving accident. Reilly says they are not sure if the accident was a SCUBA or free diving incident.

Medical Examiner Doctor Aurelio Espinola says he has not determined a cause of death at this time, however, he did confirm that the victim has passed away.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.