A 26-year-old man visiting from Germany died in waters off Anahola Beach on Thursday morning, Kauai police said.
The man was surfing off Anahola Beach in an area known as Kumu Camp when he lost his board and became distressed in the waves before 10:30 a.m., police said.
The man was unresponsive when lifeguards pulled him to shore and began performing CPR. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Wilcox Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
An autopsy is pending, but officials said foul play is not suspected. His identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Volunteers from Life’s Bridges, a grief-counseling service, assisted the man’s family, officials said.