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Washington man dies after being pulled from waters off Maui

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.

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