Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Surf
State GUAM
County/Area SAIPAN
WFO GUA
Report Source NEWSPAPER
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2004-08-21 12:30:00.0 SST
End Date 2004-08-21 12:30:00.0 SST
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 0K
Crop Damage 0K
Episode Narrative A male Chinese tourist, 38, was taking pictures of his friends on the rocks of the Grotto at Marpi, Saipan. A very large wave came in suddenly, and swept him out over the reef. His body was never recovered. One of the friends was injured, requiring hospital care. The high surf was associated with the approach of Typhoon Chaba, which moved through the Mariana Islands over the following two days.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 38 Male In Water


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 1 0.00K 0.00K
SAIPAN (ZONE) SAIPAN (ZONE) XX 08/21/2004 12:30 SST High Surf 1 1 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 1 0.00K 0.00K