Washington man dies while swimming off Maui

Published  8:09 AM HST Apr 10, 2013
WAILUKU, Hawaii -

A man from Washington possibly drowned while swimming with his wife at Maui's Kamaole Beach Park.

Officials say that the couple from Vancouver, Wash., was swimming Tuesday morning when the wife turned around and saw that her husband was face down in the water. The 50-year-old man was pulled to shore where bystanders began CPR.

Ocean Safety Lifeguards and fire personnel arrived and continued CPR before a medical team took over.  However, efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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