Snorkeler taken from water dies

A Missouri man snorkeling off Kaanapali was pulled from the water Friday afternoon and later died, Maui police said.

Police, fire and medics responded to a 4:30 p.m. call to the beach area behind the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, according to police. They arrived to find CPR in progress on an unresponsive man.

The man had been snorkeling about 20 feet offshore. Beachgoers assisted him to shore and began CPR.

Emergency responders were unable to revive the man. The cause of death is pending an autopsy, police said.

Police did not release the identity, age or hometown of the man.