At 1:29 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017, firefighters on Lanai were called to Hulopoe Beach fronting the Four Seasons Resort Lanai for a male pulled from the ocean.
At 1:44 p.m. firefighters arrived at Hulopoe Beach and found bystanders performing CPR on the male victim. Firefighters took over CPR and continued until paramedics arrived and provided advanced life support.
Despite all life-saving efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The male victim is a 66-year-old California man, and also a part-time Lanai resident.
The man was playing in the shorebreak with a younger family member when both were hit by a large wave. The man did not reappear after the wave passed and bystanders eventually spotted him floating face down in the water. Bystanders brought the victim to shore and immediately started CPR.