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California Visitor Pulled from South Maui Waters Saturday

MAUIWatch/ Anthony Goodrich.

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at 6:22 p.m., emergency crews in South Maui responded to Kamaole Beach Park III for an unresponsive male pulled from the ocean.

Firefighters arrived at 6:26 p.m. and found bystanders on the beach performing CPR on a male victim. Fire crews and paramedics continued life-saving measures, however, despite all efforts the man could not be resuscitated and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male victim is a 67-year-old visitor from Castro Valley, California.

The man had been snorkeling with friends about 25 yards offshore at Kamaole Park III. After noticing that the victim wasn’t moving, friends checked on him and found the man face down and unresponsive. Friends pulled the victim to shore and started CPR with the help of bystanders on the beach.

Firefighters and paramedics from Wailea responded to the incident.

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