Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Surf
State GUAM
County/Area GUAM
WFO GUA
Report Source NEWSPAPER
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2004-08-25 16:30:00.0 SST
End Date 2004-08-25 16:30:00.0 SST
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 3/0
Property Damage 0K
Crop Damage 0M
Episode Narrative A young man, 18, was wave watching with three friends at Oka Point in Tamuning, when someone dropped something into the water. The young man went down into the water to retrieve the dropped item and was overcome by waves. The three friends tried to rescue him by forming a human chain, but another big wave came and washed all four out over the reef. The three friends were rescued and taken to Guam Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released. The young man's body was never found. The high surf was associated with Typhoon Chaba, which had passed through the region on August 22nd and 23rd.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 18 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 3 0.00K 0.00K
GUAM (ZONE) GUAM (ZONE) XX 08/25/2004 16:30 SST High Surf 1 3 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 3 0.00K 0.00K