California Man Pulled from Waters Near Puʻu Kekaʻa

July 31, 2013, 7:32 AM HST · Updated July 31, 7:49 AM
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Maui Police Department. Courtesy Photo.

Maui Police Department. Courtesy Photo.

By Wendy Osher

A 50-year-old visitor died after being pulled from the water at Puʻu Kekaʻa or Black Rock in Kāʻanapali on Saturday morning, July 27, 2013, official said.

The man was reportedly snorkeling with family members when the incident occurred at around 9:55 a.m.

Officials say the man was found floating in the water and unresponsive.  Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, according to incident reports.

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Police later identified the man as Michael Taugher of Benicia, California,

There were no signs of criminal activity surrounding his death, according to Maui Police Lieutenant William Juan.

The incident has been classified as a fatal miscellaneous accident.

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