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California man dies at Kaanapali Beach

A 52-year-old California man was pronounced dead in a possible drowning after he was found unresponsive Wednesday afternoon in the ocean fronting the Sheraton Maui in Kaanapali.

He was identified as Kent Parks of Palm Desert.

A Lahaina ladder company responded to the 1:56 p.m. call, arriving on the beach to find bystanders performing CPR on the man, who had apparently been pulled from the water unresponsive, according to the Maui Fire Department.

Firefighters and medics took over life-saving efforts before the man was pronounced dead at the scene, the Fire Department reported.

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