The final weekend of Summer on Maui was marked with yet another tragedy when a 31 year-old visitor from South Korea died in the near-shore waters off Ka’anapali Beach.
Maui Police Woonsaek Baek was spotted motionless near the part of the beach known as Black Rock. First responders arrived on the scene shortly after the 3:24 p.m. alarm. Efforts to revive Baek failed and the South Korean man was pronounced dead at the scene.
While drowning is the likely cause of the man’s death, results from a pending autopsy will make the cause of death official.