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Apparent Drowning at Hāmoa Bay in Hāna, Maui

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A 38-year-old Maui man died in an apparent drowning incident at Hāmoa Bay in Hāna, Maui.

The incident was reported at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Fire officials say the man was reportedly surfing and was found floating face-down after becoming separated from his board. He was brought to shore by other surfers from approximately 150 meters out.

Fire personnel from Engine 7 arrived on scene to find CPR being performed on the victim by an off-duty nurse.

Fire personnel along with medics took over resuscitation, but despite all life-saving efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.


Authorities say conditions on scene included 2-3 foot surf.

Hāmoa Beach. File photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

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