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Accident Sends Obama Back to Hawaii Compound

Monday, 28 Dec 2009 05:23 PM

KAILUA, Hawaii - President Barack Obama left a golf round at Luana Hills Country Club abruptly for a "personal matter" Monday afternoon and raced back to the beachhouse where he and the first family are staying for the holidays. An ambulance was seen speeding to compound a short time later, witnesses reported.

The New York Times quoted a White House official saying that the president and his family were fine and not involved, but Mr. Obama’s party of friends decided to return to the compound of three houses after hearing that the son of one of the president's friends, Dr. Eric Whitaker, had been injured.

Early reports indicated the boy may have been injured while surfing.

The dramatic departure from the golf course triggered concerns about whether the president himself had been injured.

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