Maui firefighters responded to three ocean incidents this weekend, rescuing two people, but a visitor from South Korea died in an apparent drowning.
A Fire Department spokesman said the visitor was found unresponsive in the ocean and pulled to shore by beachgoers at Black Rock near the Sheraton hotel in Kaanapali at about 10:24 a.m. Sunday.
Bystanders began CPR and firefighters and medics took over resuscitation efforts for about 30 minutes. But the man was pronounced dead on scene.
His age and identity were not released.
Early Sunday morning, firefighters responded to a report of a man in distress in the ocean fronting the Kihei Canoe Club.
According to a Fire Department news release, a 40-year-old Maui man, lost his paddle while trying to get to a sailboat moored offshore in a small kayak at about 12:40 a.m.
Firefighters located the man about a quarter-mile from land and brought him to shore.
On Saturday at about 10: 54 a.m., firefighters from Napili and a personal watercraft operated by a lifeguard brought a 16-year-old paddleboarder to shore after she got into trouble about a half-mile south of Napili Point.
The 16-year-old girl from California did not need medical attention, firefighters said.