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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Apparent drowning victim in Waikiki was visitor from Sacramento

Advertiser Staff

The city Department of the Medical Examiner has identified a man who apparently drowned Wednesday near the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki as Richard Williamson, 74, of Sacramento, Calif.

City paramedics were sent to an area fronting the hotel about 11:30 a.m. and found lifeguards performing CPR.
Bryan Cheplic, spokesman for the city Emergency Services Department, said the man, later identified as Williamson, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and died there.