At 12:39 p.m. on Thursday, emergency crews in South Maui responded to Kamaole Beach Park III for an unresponsive male pulled from the ocean.
Lifeguards arrived at 12:42 p.m. and took over CPR from bystanders.
Firefighters and paramedics followed and continued CPR, however, despite all efforts the male victim could not be revived and died at the scene.
The male victim is a 50-year-old visitor from Oakland, California.
The visitor had gone snorkeling by himself and was found floating face down by beachgoers in knee-deepwater 15 feet from shore.
Bystanders pulled him to shore and initiated CPR.
Lifeguards from Kamaole III, along with firefighters and paramedics from Wailea responded to the incident.