Two distressed swimmers rescued in Merizo; man rescued over reef line outside Nikko

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Guam Fire Department rescue units responded after a 911 call reported possible distressed swimmers 200 yards out from Bile Bay, Merizo on Sunday. Photo by Josh Tyquiengco

The Guam Fire Department has rescued two distressed swimmers in the bay area just exiting Merizo heading into Umatac.

GFD reported a 911 call reporting possible distressed swimmers 200 yards out in the waters off Merizo at 1:50 p.m. Sunday.

According to GFP, rescue units arrived on the scene quickly at about 1:50 p.m. and they were able to reach the two female swimmers who were in rough waters.

At 2:40 p.m. both swimmers were safely en route to shore aboard Rescue 3 jet skis.

At 2:58 p.m. the rescuers were able to transfer the distressed swimmers from Rescue 3 Jet Skis to the U.S. Coast Guard’s boat.

This is the third water-related incident in Merizo just days apart.

Meanwhile, GFD also reported a 911 call reporting a distressed swimmer over the reef line outside of Nikko Hotel, Tumon at 2:33 p.m.

The male swimmer was rescued and placed aboard an ambulance en route to Naval Hospital, with CPR in progress.

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