Northwest Asian Weekly
Sgt. Wing Woo is being treated at Harborview Medical Center, after being airlifted from Hawaii on June 30.
Woo was bodysurfing with his 14-year-old son, while vacationing in Maui on June 24, when a wave wiped him.
Wing hit his head on the ocean floor. He was knocked unconscious before being found by his son moments later, lifeless and unresponsive.
CPR and a team of doctors saved his life. Woo’s family says tests revealed a spinal injury.
A GoFundMe account (gofundme.com/2bzy6ccc) was set up to bring Woo home to Seattle. The airlift alone cost $50,000 and the fundraiser aims to cover the future medical costs that insurance won’t. As of press time, $135,000 has been raised.
Woo works in Shoreline for the King County Sheriff’s Office. He is a Mount Rainier High School graduate, former Burien City Councilmember (2000-2001), and former Burien Mayor (2002-2003). He also served in the Burien Police Department.
Woo remains in serious condition at Harborview.