Swimmer dies after Waikiki Roughwater Swim; other man collapses

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A man who was hospitalized after nearly drowning in the 45th annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim event has died.

Race director Kaia Hedlund tells KHON a lifeguard spotted the 49-year-old unresponsive in the water at Kaimana Beach just before 10 a.m. Monday. He was brought back to shore where CPR was administered until paramedics arrived.

Hedlund says it’s the first death in the race’s history.

About an hour later, a 50-year-old man collapsed near the race and was hospitalized in critical condition.

Race officials say the man wasn’t a swimmer but was assisted by private lifeguards hired for the event.

See SFGate and KHON2

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