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Hawaii firefighter who nearly drowned shows signs of recovery, family says

Tre Evans-Dumaran moved one of his feet, opened his eyes, and gave a thumbs up, they say

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By Leila Merrill

KIHEI, Hawaii — The family of Maui firefighter Tre Evans-Dumaran said he has shown signs of recovery, KITV4 reported Thursday.

He was swept into a storm drain and started to drown on Jan. 27.

The firefighter is on a ventilator, but he moved a foot, opened his eyes, and gave a thumbs up on Thursday, they say.

His family set up a GoFundMe account this week. Donors have gone far beyond the goal of $10,000 – over $100,000 has been raised.


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