Kauai police said a 64-year-old visitor from Idaho drowned Thursday afternoon in waters off Moloaa Beach.
The victim was identified as Michael Tremblay, who was swimming at about 12:15 p.m. when he disappeared and his family called for help. He was found unresponsive a short time later about 150 yards from shore.
Lifeguards on mobile watercraft brought him to shore and he was transported to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said volunteers frm Life’s Bridges are assisting Tremblay’s family with grief counseling.