A visitor from Kent, Washington died while snorkeling in waters off west Maui.
Maui Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto said the 44-year-old man was snorkeling at a place known as “Windmills Beach” Sunday afternoon, when beach goers saw him waving his arms in the air about 100 yards offshore.
A man on the beach paddled out on a stand-up surfboard and brought the man in distress to shore.
Bystanders performed CPR on the unresponsive man, fire officials said.
Paramedics and firefighters from Napili arrived at 4:45 p.m. and took over attempts to resuscitate the man, using advanced life-saving measures, but he could not be resuscitated and died on the scene, officials said.