Glenn K. Manning died helping attempt to save Vicky I. Manning from drowning, Kilauea, Hawaii, February 5, 2006. Ms. Manning, 57, was in wadable water of the Pacific Ocean atop a fringing coral reef that extended about 600 feet from shore. The swift current of a deep channel that was nearby carried her farther seaward, and, unable to swim against it back to shore, she called for help as she fought to remain afloat. A man who was nearby on the reef waded and swam toward Ms. Manning and reached a point close to her but was then swept beyond her into the rough surf at the edge of the reef. From the beach, Ms. Manning’s husband, 57, supervisor, also waded and swam toward her, but he too was swept by the current into the rough surf. Arriving rescue personnel used a personal watercraft to return Ms. Manning to shore, and she was taken to the hospital for observation. She was not injured. Manning and the other rescuer were also returned to shore by means of the watercraft. Resuscitation was attempted, but both men had drowned.
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