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Police ID Snorkeler who was Pulled Unresponsive from West Maui Waters

August 2, 2021, 3:15 PM HST
* Updated August 4, 5:19 AM
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Police responded Friday to the beach area of 130 Kai Malina Parkway in Kāʻanapali regarding an unresponsive male snorkeler found in the water at around 11:10 a.m.

Upon arrival, life-saving measures were being performed by bystanders until fire and medic personnel took over; however, those measures proved futile, according to a Maui Police Department spokesperson.

The victim has since been identified as Howard Hoo, 57, of Mountain View, California.

An autopsy has been scheduled and the investigation is ongoing.

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