Thanksgiving turned tragic for a Maui man Thursday. Maui Police report that a 53 year-old man was found floating motionless in waters off Ho’okipa Beach. Watches were in effect at the time for high winds and high surf. An earlier report from Maui Police incorrectly stated that the victim was 63 years old.
The man was pulled from the water after the 11:18 a.m. call and first responders began CPR. Medics transported the victim to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition. Despite life-saving efforts, the victim was later pronounced dead.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members. Cause of death is pending autopsy results.