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Illinois Man Pulled Unresponsive from Waters in Wailea, Maui

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Wailea Beach panorama. Photo credit: Wendy Osher 2019.

Update: Maui police ID victim

The victim from the Dec. 28, 2021 miscellaneous fatal accident fronting 3894 Wailea Alanui Drive has been identified by Maui police as Richard Repko, 74, of Lake Forest, IL. The manʻs identity was withheld from release to the public for 24 hours to allow the family an opportunity to notify their extended family and friends.

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A 74-year-old man from Lake Forest, Illinois, was pulled unresponsive from waters in Wailea on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 12:46 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2021 in the beach area fronting 3894 Wailea Alanui Drive.


Life-saving measures were performed by a bystander until fire and medic personnel took over; however, those measures proved unsuccessful.


The identity of the man is currently being withheld for 24 hours.

The preliminary investigation reveals no signs of foul play, and an autopsy has been scheduled.

The investigation is ongoing.

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