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2-year-old girl on Molokai, Maui man drown in separate incidents

  • A 2-year-old girl on Molokai and a 45-year-old man on Maui drowned in separate incidents Sunday.

A 2-year-old girl from Kaunakakai died after she was found unresponsive after swimming in the river at Halawa Valley, Molokai, one of two drownings in Maui County on Sunday.

Maui County’s Department of Fire and Public Safety officials said the toddler was pulled unresponsive from the water at about 11:58 a.m.

Police said family members pulled the girl from the water and they attempted life-saving measures before fire rescue crews and medics arrived.

Fire personnel and medics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the child, Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said. She was taken to Molokai General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Maui Police Department spokesman Lt. Gregg Okamoto said police will not release the names of juvenile victims.

Also on Sunday, Maui county fire rescue personnel responded to an unresponsive 44-year-old man who was pulled to shore by family members off Nuu Bay at about 11:18 a.m. Police said he became distressed after jumping into the water at Nuu Landing in Kaupo, then fell unconscious.

His family members initiated CPR on the Wailuku man until fire rescue crews and medics arrived and took over to no avail.

Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police identified him as Patrick Ramos of Wailuku.

Autopsies in both cases will determine cause of death.

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