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Diver who drowned in Waikiki is identified

The city Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 36-year-old man who drowned while free diving Friday as Michael Assily of Aiea.

Emergency Medical Services said Assily was diving with a friend at 5 a.m. near Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.

When firefighters arrived, police officers were applying CPR.

Paramedics took over and took the victim in critical condition to a hospital, where he died.

Police have classified the apparent drowning as an unattended death.

An autopsy will be performed on Monday to determine the cause of death.

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