Man pulled from water in Piti; 2 swimmers rescued in Asan, 4 in Ipan

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Saturday was certainly a very busy day for the Guam Fire Department.

At 1:01 p.m., a male victim, 21, was pulled from the water at the Piti Bomb Hole area in front of Fish Eye Marine Park, the Guam Fire Department reported.

The man was snorkeling in the area, according to witnesses.

After receiving the call, emergency rescue units from Piti and Tamuning responded. CPR was conducted on the victim at the scene and en route to Naval Hospital Guam.

At 3:06 p.m., GFD units and a response boat from the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a report of two distressed swimmers clinging to the reef outside the Asan Beach Park.

Rescue 2 personnel were able to get to the 20-year-old male and 17-year-old female and transport the two back to the beach.

No serious injuries were reported.

At 5:10 p.m., GFD units responded to First Beach in Ipan for three distressed swimmers over the reef.

According to GFD dispatch, bystanders had a visual on two swimmers but lost sight of one.

Upon arrival of Engine 11, it was confirmed that there were four people out — two males and two females.

All were helped off the reef and on to the cliffline by beachgoers where rescue personnel met with them and escorted to shore.

One female, 46, was transported to GMH with minor injuries while the others refused medical attention.

Although there are no hazardous surf or sea warnings, the Guam Fire Department urges the public to be safe when engaging in marine activities.

GFD recommends that people always use the buddy system, closely monitor the weather for changing conditions, and inform a family member or friend of your plans.

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