Visitor dies in Makena

A 71-year-old Wisconsin man was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive Monday morning while snorkeling at Maluaka Beach in Makena, officials said.

Firefighters and ocean safety officers responded to reports of a possible drowning on the north end of the beach at about 9:30 a.m., said Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro.

He said the victim was reported to have been snorkeling with his wife when she noticed he was unresponsive and called for help. Bystanders helped get the man to shore and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Yatsushiro said. He said firefighters and ocean safety officers continued lifesaving efforts before medics arrived and pronounced the man dead.

Police identified the man as Darryl Malquist.

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