A Seattle died Friday in a suspected drowning off the south Maui coast. Maui Police say 82 year-old Walter Sinsheimer was found floating and unresponsive near the shore at Polo Beach in Wailea.
Sinsheimer was brought ashore and bystanders commenced cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man until paramedics arrived. First responders took over the effort but were unsuccessful in reviving the man. Sinsheimer was pronounced dead at the scene.
While drowning appears to be the cause of death, an official ruling will not be made until an autopsy has been completed.