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‘Apparent drowning’ at Honokōwai Beach Park

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Maui emergency crews responded to an “apparent drowning” incident at Honokōwai Beach Park in West Maui on Sunday evening, Jan. 30, 2022.

A report of a swimmer floating face down just offshore was received at around 5:58 p.m., according to the Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety.

Responding units from Engine 11 arrived on scene and located the victim approximately 40 yards from shore.

Firefighters with a rescue board brought the unresponsive victim to shore and initiated CPR. Despite efforts, the victim was declared dead at the scene by Medics.

Responding units left the scene at 6:50 p.m.

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The identity of the victim, as well as the individual’s age and place of residence was not immediately available.

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According to department reports, ocean and weather conditions on scene included winds of 5-10 mph, and surf of 1-2 feet.

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