A 66-year-old visitor died Wednesday while snorkeling in waters off Kauai’s Makua Beach, also known as Tunnels.
The visitor was identified today as James McMahon of Texas, according to the Kauai Police Department.
At about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said lifeguards located McMahon, who was unresponsive, in waters roughly 300 yards from the shoreline. He was brought to shore where lifeguards, firefighters and paramedics administered CPR to no avail.
Police said McMahon was transported to Wilcox Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed Monday to determine the exact cause of death.