LIHUE (AP) - A California man died Thursday afternoon while swimming off Kauai.
Kauai County said in a statement that the victim was 41-year-old Christian Lung of Castro Valley. Firefighters responded to a call about a swimmer in distress in waters near the Plantation Hale Hotel in Kapaa. Bystanders tried to assist the man, and when firefighters arrived they helped bring the body ashore and began performing CPR. Efforts to revive the man failed, and he was pronounced dead after being taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
Officials say the man was the 11th person to die of drowning in Kauai waters this year.