Woman nearly drowns in Managaha


A 71-year-old Chinese woman almost drowned last Wednesday after falling in knee-deep water in the waters off Managaha Island.

The Department of Public Safety said its officers responded to a near drowning on the tourist hotspot at 10:35am Wednesday.

The victim was transported from Managaha Island by a Tasi Tour boat to Smiling Cove Marina.

The victim arrived at Smiling Cove at 10:56am where Boating Safety, Koban officers, and Department of Fire and Emergency Management Services personnel were standing by.

The victim was transported to the Commonwealth Health Center, where she was held overnight for observation.

According to her daughter, the victim was walking in “knee-deep” water when she suddenly fell. Although she took in a large amount of water she never lost consciousness. The victim has since been released from the hospital.

A day earlier on Tuesday, a 62-year-old Chinese male drowned in the waters off Managaha Island.

Zhang Shizhao was pronounced dead 12:06pm Tuesday at the CHC after resuscitation efforts to revive him failed.

According to the victim’s son, he along with his mother and father went into waist-deep water all wearing life jackets and began snorkeling.

All of a sudden Zhang’s mask came off and he began coughing. They helped him go back to shore where Zhang lost consciousness. The victim’s son said his father had a heart bypass four years ago and he was using a pacemaker. (Saipan Tribune)

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