A visitor died at the scene of an emergency at Black Rock that West Maui crews responded to on Monday. 

Firefighters from Lahaina were on scene at 12:53 p.m. and found bystanders performing CPR on the victim near the old pier on the north side of Black Rock.

A canoe paddler had earlier saw the victim waving and heard him yelling for help about 50 feet off the point. After he and a bystander on shore helped the man to the rocks, the victim went unresponsive and they began performing CPR.

Despite continuing CPR efforts by the fire and paramedic crews, the man could not be resuscitated and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male victim is a 47-year-old visitor from Moorpark, California. He had been snorkeling with two other family members when he ran into trouble. The family members made it safely to shore.