HONOLULU (KHON2) — A male visitor has died after being pulled out of Hanalei Bay on Sunday, according to Kauai Police.
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The visitor has been identified as Ronald Nicasio of Nevada. He was 57-years-old.
Ocean Safety Bureau personnel from the Pine Trees Tower saw bystanders calling for help after a swimmer was brought to shore about 150 yards from the lifeguard tower, according to a preliminary report.
CPR efforts were underway when firefighters from Hanalei Fire Station arrived. The efforts continued when American Medical Response personnel took over.
The visitor was transported to Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapa’a while being treated by AMR but he could not be revived.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital by a medical doctor. An autopsy is pending.
Another male visitor died Monday after scuba diving in waters off Koloa Landing in Poipu.
Kaua‘i Police identified the visitor as 58-year-old male Rex Shayne Queen from Washington.
“We are saddened once again to report the death of another visitor,” Kauai Police Investigative Services Bureau Acting Captain Kennison Nagahisa said. “We remind the public to be aware of your surroundings and your abilities in the water.”
According to a preliminary report, at approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, Queen was scuba diving in the ocean in the vicinity of Koloa Landing when he became unresponsive.
First responders located the diver and brought him to shore.
Personnel with American Medical Response were immediately dispatched and took over operations upon arrival.
Kauai Fire Department firefighters from the Koloa fire station were administering CPR on Queen.
He was transported to Wilcox Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead by a doctor.
No signs of foul play were reported or observed. An autopsy is pending for the exact cause of death.
KPD urges visitors and residents to visit beaches where lifeguards are present and to utilize caution when entering the water.