VIDEO: Office Duty GPD Officer Ernest Quintanilla Pulls Body of Elderly Japanese Man From Tumon Bay


Guam – An off-duty Guam Police Officer pulled the body of a 74 year old Japanese man from the waters of Tumon Bay Tuesday afternoon.

GPD Spokesman Lt. Art Paulino reports that GPD Officer Ernest Quintanilla saw the man floating, motionless, about 80-yards from the beach behind the Hyatt Hotel.

Officer Quintanilla swam out to the man. He reported that the victim was floating face-up and had no pulse. Foam was coming out of his mouth. Officer Quintanilla pulled the man to shore and contacted emergency personnel who took the man to GMH where he was pronounced dead.

Lt. Paulino reports that a witness on the beach had seen the man swimming about 30-minutes before Officer Quintanilla found him lifeless in the water.

The Medical Examiner’s Office says that an autopsy will be performed this afternoon to determine the cause of death. 

[GPD Officer Ernest Quintanilla]

READ the release from GPD below:


At 4:45pm July 16, 2013  Off Duty Police Officer I Ernest C. Quintanilla assigned to the Tamuning-Tumon Precinct Command (TTPC) observed what appeared to be a motionless person floating in the water and about 80 yards from the Hyatt Hotel Tumon.

Ofcr. Quintanilla swam out and observed a Japanese man in his 70’s floating face up and foaming from the moth area. The man had no pulse.  Ofcr. Quintanilla brought the man ashore and notified emergency personnel who transported the man to the Guam Memorial Hospital. A witness reported seeing the man swimming in the waters about (30) minutes prior to being found lifeless.