A Maryland man died Saturday while snorkeling in Honokeana Cove in Napili on Maui’s Northwest shore.
According to Police reports, at around noon, Saturday, 72 year-old Montford L. Carpenter was floating – unresponsive – just a few feet from shore when bystanders noticed and pulled him to shore. Good Samaritans began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on him.
First Responders arrived at the scene and continued lifesaving measures on Carpenter. He was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition for further treatment.
Carpenter was later pronounced dead despite lifesaving efforts. While drowning is the likely cause, the official cause of death is unknown pending autopsy results. Next of kin was notified of his passing.