Monday, July 23, 2007
UNM History Professor Drowns in Honolulu
KAILUA, Hawaii A University of New Mexico professor has drowned while trying to save his son at Kailua Beach.
He was identified by the Honolulu Medical Examiner's office as Timothy Moy, 44, of Albuquerque.
Authorities said he went into the water when his son got into trouble Sunday afternoon, but then started having trouble himself.
A young man with a bodyboard pulled Moy to the beach from about 100 yards offshore.
Rescuers attempted to revive him but he was pronounced dead at Castle Medical Center.
Moy's 12-year-old son was in serious condition at Castle.
There are no lifeguards on the stretch of beach where the drowning occurred north of Kalama Beach Park. Surf conditions were 2 to 4 feet with trade winds.
Moy was an associate professor whose specialty was the history of science and technology, said a UNM spokeswoman, Karen Wentworth. Moy, who had been at UNM since August 1993, had been a presidential teaching fellow at the university since 2006, she said.
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