A Maui man was found lifeless in the ocean outside Lahaina Harbor last night. Maui Police say 41 year-old Ramzey Ho’opi’i of Waihe’e was last seen as a passenger on a boat returning to Maui. An intense storm band was passing through the area at the time the man’s body was discovered.
Ho’opi’i was brought aboard the boat and was receiving CPR while the boat docked. Maui Fire Department, Police and paramedics took over as soon as they had access to the boat. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful and Ho’opi’i was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death. This was the second tragic death in Maui yesterday. Earlier, a woman visiting from British Columbia died while snorkeling in Manele Bay, Lana’i.