An 80 year-old man visiting from California is an apparent drowning victim. At 10:11 a.m. today first responders were summoned to Black Rock, Kaʻanapali for an unresponsive male victim face down in the ocean. The victim was then pulled to shore by bystanders. The bystanders initiated Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, which was continued by First Responders, when they arrived on scene.
Despite life-saving efforts the victim died at the scene.
The victim is identified as James S. Sweeny from Carlsbad, California. Cause of death has not been officially determined, pending autopsy results.