Colorado man dies while snorkeling on Kauai

Kauai County officials say an 81-year-old man visiting from Colorado Springs was pulled from the waters at Makua Beach also known as “Tunnels” Saturday.

They say the man had been snorkeling around 11:07 a.m. about 20 to 40 feet from shore when he was spotted face down in the water.

He was brought to shore by bystanders, who began performing CPR.

When lifeguards arrived, they assisted with CPR until firefighters arrived.

The man was transported to Wilcox Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

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