Maui County Fire Department firefighters and ocean safety personnel were called at about 9:30 a.m. on Monday to reports of a possible drowning on the north end of Maluaka Beach in Makena.
The victim was reported to have been snorkeling with his wife when she noticed him unresponsive and called for help. Bystanders assisted in getting him to shore and began CPR.
Fire and Ocean Safety crews arrived and continued lifesaving efforts. The victim was declared deceased by medics on scene shortly after their arrival.
The victim is described as a 71-year-old male visitor from California.