Kauai records 11th drowning so far this year

County of Kauai Seal

On Kauai, a familiar but sad story is playing out as yet another drowning was reported Thursday.

This one happened just before 3 p.m. in waters near the Plantation Hale Hotel in Kapa’a.

County officials say 41-year-old Cristian Lung of Castro Valley, Calif. was swimming when he ran into trouble.

Bystanders helped Lung to shore, while firefighters performed CPR.

He was rushed to Wilcox Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This is Kauai’s 11th drowning so far this year.

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