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Texas Visitor Drowns at Bamboo Forest Trail in Kailua

At approximately 2:23 p.m. on Tuesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a swimmer who went missing in a pond located on the Bamboo Forest Trail in Kailua.

The victim was reportedly swimming with a female companion across a murky pond when he went missing.

When firefighters made their way on scene, search efforts commenced and the victim was eventually located by firefighters on the bottom of the pond in approximately 6-feet of water.

Medics on scene pronounced the victim deceased. Authorities described the victim as a 28-year-old male visitor from Texas.

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