Supermodel & Actress Help Save Accident Victim on Hawai‘i Island
Update Monday, Oct. 15, 2018:
The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that a 53-year-old Waikoloa man died following a single-vehicle crash Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway just north of the 85-mile marker in Kailua-Kona.
He has been identified as Michael Shine.
Supermodel Rain Dove said that when the victim was on the side of the road, he was surrounded by at least 20 people who were all doing their best to save his life.
Dove is now going to be advocating for people who have had previous heart attacks, to get doctors permissions to drive, because this accident could have been a lot worst had he not drove into the guardrail.
The Hawai‘i Police Department responded to an accident on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway in front of the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort between mile markers 84 and 85 in Ka‘upulehu on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
A man was seriously injured in the accident and nearly lost his life, police officials reported.
“I was on the road this morning, where a man got into a car accident and had a heart attack,” said witness Michaela Hopkins. “I helped flag people down and then suddenly a person ran onto the scene who I recognized. This supermodel, Rain Dove, was with her partner, Rose McGowan, who’s also very famous. Rain Dove gave the man CPR and mouth-to-mouth. It was amazing. He stopped breathing and she brought him back to life. I got everyone’s contact information to keep in touch after the incident.”
Dove stated that the male party was in his 50’s and when they first arrived on the scene, he had no pulse. After doing CPR and chest compressions for about three minutes, the man regained a pulse. Shortly there after, the pulse was lost and they continued CPR and chest compressions and he regained a pulse again.
Dove wanted to thank another bystander on the scene named Scott, who also helped with the CPR and compressions.
Ambulance and medics arrived on the scene and took the man to a local hospital.
Dove was still feeling the affects of the incident and wants to share that it’s important for people to get their first-aid certification, as many of the onlookers at the scene did not know how to respond.
“You never know when people are going to need your help and it was so heartening to see so many people assisting,” said McGowan. “It was an honor to be able to render help when in need.”