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Oregon Man Pulled from Kaanapali Waters

At 12:56 p.m. on Friday, emergency crews responded to a male victim pulled from the ocean fronting the Marriott Maui Ocean Club in Kaanapali.

Firefighters arrived at 1:01 p.m. and found bystanders on the beach performing CPR on an adult male. Firefighters continued CPR until paramedics arrived a short time later. Despite all life-saving efforts, the man could not be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male victim is a 62-year-old visitor from Salem, Oregon.

The Oregon man had been snorkeling near shore for less than 5 minutes when a friend who was standing in the water nearby, found the victim floating face down and unresponsive. Beachgoers pulled the man to shore and started CPR.

The victim was using a traditional two piece mask and snorkel.

Firefighters from Lahaina and a Kihei paramedic crew responded to the incident.

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