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Maui Man Dies, Pulled From Waters at Nuʻu Bay

July 1, 2019, 11:49 AM HST
* Updated July 2, 6:18 AM
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A Maui man was pulled unresponsive from waters off of East Maui in Kaupō on Saturday morning, June 29, 2019.

Maui police have since identified the man as 44-year-old Patrick Ramos of Wailuku.

The incident was reported at 11:18 a.m.  Police tell Maui Now that the man reportedly jumped into the water at Nuʻu Landing and became distressed, then unresponsive.

Fire officials say the man was pulled from the water by family members.  Responding fire crews took over CPR efforts.  Authorities say medics later pronounced the man dead on scene.

Units responding to the scene included Engine 13 and Rescue 10.


Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said it is unknown what the events were, leading up to this emergency.  Maui Police Lt. Gregg Okamoto tells Maui Now that the exact cause of death is pending autopsy results.


Crews left the scene at 1:23 p.m.

This was the first of two water deaths reported in Maui County over the weekend.  In a separate incident, a two-year-old girl was pulled unresponsive from water at Hālawa, Molokaʻi.

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