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Alaskan man dies after canoe capsizes off Waikiki

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 9:37 a.m. HST, Oct 22, 2012

A 50-year-old tourist from Alaska died at Straub Medical Center Sunday night where he was taken after the canoe he was in capsized near Kaiser Bowls surfing site in Waikiki.

The Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as Lane Maalona, of Anchorage. He had been brought to shore near the Hilton Hawaiian Village lagoon and was undergoing CPR by bystanders when ocean safety personnel arrived at the scene around 4:40 p.m. He was taken to Straub 20 minutes later and died at 11:41 p.m., officials said.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death.

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