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Unresponsive snorkeler at Pokai Bay in Waianae taken to hospital in critical condition

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Paramedics treated an unresponsive snorkeler at Pokai Bay in Waianae and took him in critical condition to a hospital Thursday.

An unresponsive snorkeler was taken in critical condition to a hospital after a paddle boarder found him unresponsive at Pokai Bay in Waianae Thursday.

Honolulu Ocean Safety, Emergency Medical Services personnel as well as police and firefighters responded to a call of an unresponsive snorkeler in waters fronting the Pililaau Army Recreation Center at about 5 p.m.

A paddle boarder noticed the man was not moving and started bringing him to shore.

Shayne Enright, spokeswoman of the Honolulu Department of Emergency Services, said a lifeguard swam to them and brought the snorkeler to shore.

Lifeguards and firefighters performed cardio pulmonary resuscitation until EMS arrived.

Paramedics conducted advanced life-saving treatment and took him in critical condition to a hospital, she said.

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