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Responders Save Life of 5-Year-Old Boy

July 8, 2020, 3:45 PM HST
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Hawai‘i firefighters saved a the life of a 5-year-old child Wednesday morning in Ka‘ū.

HFD responders from the Pahala and Na‘alehu responded to shoreline fronting Kāwā Bay just after 9 a.m. Monday, where a 5-year-old male was unresponsive. The HFD report said one of the child’s family members was administering CPR when responders arrived.

Department personnel took over resuscitation efforts and transported the child a half-mile to the medic unit by way of an off-road vehicle, where advanced life support treatment was initiated.

The child was stabilized and taken to Ka‘ū Hospital.

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