Body of missing snorkeler found in waters off Kaanapali

Maui Fire Department

The body of the missing snorkeler was found near the Black Rock area in Kaanapali on Maui Thursday morning.

The 41-year-old man was reported missing in waters off Kaanapali Villas just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

He was last seen entering the ocean with a snorkel and a mask, but without fins.

According to the Maui Fire Department Captain Bram Denhaan, the Coast Guard and the MFD searched the area overnight. The search was suspended at 2 a.m. and resumed at first light.

The body was spotted by MFD’s Air-1 helicopter shortly after 6 a.m. There were no signs of life when rescue crews recovered the body.

Officials say the victim was from California.

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