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North Carolina Man Dies After Being Pulled from Waters in Kapalua

June 16, 2014, 10:40 AM HST
* Updated June 16, 10:41 AM
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Kapalua miscellaneous accident. Maui Now graphic.

Kapalua miscellaneous accident. Maui Now graphic.

By Wendy Osher

A visitor from North Carolina died after he was pulled from waters fronting Kapalua Bay in West Maui over the weekend.

Maui police have since identified the man as Charles Hoover, 76, of High Point, North Carolina.

According to police reports, Hoover was found floating face down and motionless at around 2:27 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2014, about 10 feet from shore in calm waters.

Police say beach goers pulled him to shore and began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation on the man until emergency personnel arrived on scene.


Officials say medics and firefighters were eventually able to regain a pulse while administering CPR, and transported Hoover to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment where he was later pronounced dead.


Police say an autopsy is pending to determine cause of death.

The case has since been classified as a fatal miscellaneous accident.

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