Guam – A man, believed to be in his 40s, was pulled from the waters of Tumon Bay this morning and was rushed to GMH where he was pronounced dead.
GMH Spokeswoman June Perez reports that the man was pronoucned dead at 10:43am
The incident occured around 10am behind the former Sea Horse Restaurant near the Fiesta Resort.
Guam Fire got the 911 call at 10:04, but by the time rescue units arrived on the scene, Fiesta Resort lifeguards were already performing CPR on the man, according to GFD Spokesman Ed Artero. Medics rushed the man to GMH, continuing to conduct CPR, but he didn’t make it.
The man’s death marks the 13th water related fatality of the year on island.
[G4S Security on scene in Tumon where reported drowning drowning victim pulled from water]
2014 Water Related Deaths:
1. SATURDAY, January 4: 38 year Larry Lujan from drowning at Marbo Cave. Marbo Cave is a freshwater spring near Pagat, Mangilao. Lujan was recovered from the water inside the cave. GFD Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero says the 911 call of a “drowning incident” came in at 4:40pm. Lujan was transported to GMH, CPR in progress along the way. However GMH Nursing Supervisor Bill Toves tells PNC News that the man was pronounced dead at 5:32pm. Medical Examiner Dr. performed an autopsy on Tuesday and concluded he died from drowning.
2. SUNDAY, January 5: Guam Fire and Rescue divers recovered the body of a 19 year old Petty Officer 3rd Class Rjay Domondon just after 7am Monday morning, January 6. GFD Lt. Ed Artero says that GFD divers found the body at 7:08am. Domondon was found in about 30 feet of water, outside the reef in an area just off the coast of the Agat Cemetery. Domondon had gone out spear fishing with a friend Sunday, but they got separated. He was reported missing at 7:23pm Sunday. Domondon was an aviation electronics technician who was assigned to the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 which was involved in the search for him on Sunday night and Monday morning.
3. THURSDAY, January 9: A man died this morning after his boat capsized while leaving the Hagatna Boat Basin. This is the second fatal accident in the past month involving an overturned boat leaving the Hagatna Boat Basin. In both cases, a High Surf Advisory was in effect when the vessel was departing. The Guam Fire Department reports that the boat overturned just before 8am. Two people were aboard. GFD Lt. Spokesman Ed Artero said that 1 person was rushed to Naval Hospital and CPR was being performed on that person en-route. Naval Hospital Spokeswoman Jennifer Zingalie confirmed that the man has since died. The second person was treated at the scene and later taken to GMH. Lt. Artero described his injuries as minor. 4.Friday, January 10: A male tourist pulled from water off Ypao beach was pronounced dead at GMH at 11:59am.
4. FRIDAY, January 10: A 47 year old Japanese tourist pulled from Tumon Bay at Ypao Park was pronounced dead at GMH at 11:59am.
5. THURSDAY, March 6: A 74 year old Japanese woman died at GMH 2 days after being pulled from the waters of Tumon Bay behind the Reef Hotel in Tumon.
6. SUNDAY, April 6: 24 year old Raymond Cabrera dove off a cliff into the water near Marbo Cave Snday afternoon. He did not surface. GFD, USCG and a Navy HSC-25 all launched a search effort. His body was recovered shortly after 8am Monday morning.
7. THURSDAY, April 17: An 18 year old male was pulled from the waters off Tanguissen Beach. GFD Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero says that a “reported drowning” was called into 911 at 4:01pm. That touched off an air and water search near the area known as “Lost Pond”. The Navy’s HSC-25 helicopter team spotted the young man in the water and hoisted him up. He was flown to Naval Hospital. His body was then returned to GMH.
8. SUNDAY, April 20: 63 year old Syoichi Kawabata was pronounced dead at GMH at 2:08pm following an apparent drowning in the waters off Ypao Beach Park. Dr. Aurelio Espinola determiend that he drowned.
9. SATURDAY, May 24: 62 year old man pronounced dead at GMH ay 12:30pm after being pulled from the water of Outhouse Beach on Cabras Island.
10: SUNDAY July 6th: 31 year old Vicente Flores
Two Men Drown After Boat Capsizes at Merizo Pier Sunday Night:
Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola has concluded that drowning was the cause of death for the 2 men who died last night after their boat capsized just off the Merizo Pier. GFD Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero reports rescue units responded to a 911 call at 10:50pm. 4 men were aboard the vessel when it capsized. 2 of them, a 31 year old and a 36 year old, were rushed to Naval Hospital, CPR was performed en-route. The other 2 declined treatment at the scene.
11. SUNDAY July 6th: 36 year old Joey Cabrera.
12. SUNDAY August 10: A 43 year old woman was swept away by high river waters while hiking with a group of friends near San Carlos Falls in Nimitz Hill Sunday. Guam Fire Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero reports that the woman was unconscious when a Navy HSC 25 recovered her and flew her to Naval Hospital about 4:30 Sunday afternoon. She was pronounced dead and later brought to Guam Memorial Hospital. Family members identified the woman as Christine Remetio. Guam Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola performed an autopsy Monday afternoon and determined that the cause of death was drowning.
13. TUESDAY August 12: A man, believed to be in his 40s, was pulled from the waters of Tumon Bay this morning and was rushed to GMH where he was pronounced dead. GMH Spokeswoman June Perez reports the man was pronoucned dead at 10:43am. The incident occured around 10am behind the former Sea Horse Restaurant. Guam Fire got the 911 call at 10:04, but by the time rescue units arrived on the scene, Department of Parks and Recreation lifeguards were already performing CPR on the man. Medics rushed the man to GMH, continuing to conduct CPR, but he didn’t make it.