Minnesota Man Found Unresponsive on Snorkel Cruise

At 11:15 a.m. on Friday Jan. 26, 2018, emergency crews responded to the Lahaina Harbor to await the arrival of the catamaran Teralani 2. The crew was giving CPR to a male passenger that had just been pulled unresponsive from waters off of Olowalu, in West Maui.

At 11:53 a.m. responders boarded the vessel to take over CPR from the vessels’ crew. Paramedics and firefighters continued advanced life-saving measures on the male victim, however, despite all efforts the man could not be revived and was pronounced dead at the harbor.

The male victim is a 52-year-old visitor from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The Teralani 2 was anchored at a snorkel spot off of Olowalu where passengers had been snorkeling. The crew noticed a man in their group had not moved for a while and went to check. After finding the man floating face down and unresponsive near the vessel, the crew brought the man onboard and began administering 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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