Possible Drowning at Tavares Bay

August 16, 2013, 8:00 PM HST · Updated August 16, 8:02 PM
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Tavares Bay 8/16/13, photo by Wendy Osher.

Tavares Bay 8/16/13, photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Authorities are investigating the death of an elderly male at Tavares Bay in Pāʻia on Friday as a possible drowning, officials said.

Firefighters from the Pāʻia station responded to a report of a body found floating in the water at 11:08 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, according to department reports.

Crews on scene were directed to a body floating face-down in the shore break, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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According to FS Chief Mainaga, fire personnel pulled the body out of the water and began CPR, but crews from American Medical Response pronounced the man dead when medics arrived on scene.

Authorities say the victim’s age is not known at this time, and the incident remains under investigation.

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