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Virginia Man Dies After Snorkeling Incident off Maui

December 25, 2014, 11:24 PM HST
* Updated December 26, 5:37 AM
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File Photo of Maalaea Harbor by Wendy Osher.

File Photo of Māʻalaea Harbor by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

A 39-year-old Virginia man died after running into difficulty breathing while snorkeling in waters off of Maui on Christmas Day.

Police say the US Coast Guard and Medics were dispatched to a report of an unresponsive man aboard a boat headed to Māʻalaea Harbor at around 12:13 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

According to police reports, an investigation revealed that the man, later identified as Dan Tuma, was snorkeling with a family member, when he had difficulty breathing.

Police say Tuma became unresponsive and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was administered.

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Despite all life saving measures the man died.  The cause of death and autopsy are pending.

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