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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 4:54 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2006

Diver rescued off Haleiwa

Advertiser Staff

A man who was free-diving off Hale'iwa today was pulled from the water in critical condition about 1:30 p.m.

The man had been under water for what was believed to be 15 to 20 minutes, said Emergency Medical Services spokesman Bryan Cheplic.

The 34-year-old man was taken to Wahiawa General Hospital in critical condition. His condition improved and he was taken to Kuakini Medical Center for treatment in a hyperbaric chamber, Cheplic said.