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North Carolina man identified in apparent Maui drowning

By Star- Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 12:39 p.m. HST, Jun 16, 2014



A 76-year-old North Carolina visitor died while swimming in Kapalua Bay Sunday in Lahaina.

Maui police have identified the victim as Charles Hoover, of High Point, N.C.

Police said the victim was found floating face down motionless in calm ocean about 10 feet from shore at 2:27 p.m.

Beachgoers pulled him to shore and performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived. Medics and firefighters administered CPR and were eventually able to regain a pulse. Medics transported Hoover to Maui Memorial Medical Center where he later died.







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false wrote:
Very alarming...drowning almost everyday....need to go back to basics of public education thru social media blitz. Government, is not stepping up to the plate on this issue.
on June 16,2014 | 12:36PM
false wrote:
Mike McCarty... You have 4 mil, to spend from cancelled Pro Bowl game next year. Why not spend it on educating the tourist and locals on water safety.
on June 16,2014 | 12:41PM
romulochu wrote:
Very sad... I read too many stories about elder tourist drowning. I think the problem is they come to the islands past their prime and out of shape physically. When they get here they lose sight of reality. They see the sun and ocean and forget what their real age and physical condition are. They over do it and end up losing their lives.
on June 16,2014 | 02:52PM
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