KAPALUA BAY, Hawaii (KHON2) — A 63-year-old North Carolina man is dead after he was found unresponsive approximately 100-150 yards offshore from Kapalua Bay by Maui Fire Department (MFD) officials on Friday, Feb. 5.
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Fire officials said, jetski units and rescue swimmers along with Air 1 searched the area after a snorkeler was reported missing around 3 p.m. on Friday.
The 63-year-old snorkeler was found at approximately 4 p.m. and was transported to shore by jetski units.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene despite onshore lifesaving efforts from medics and fire personnel, according to MFD.