Man who apparently drowned in waters off West Oahu identified


A man who died after snorkeling in waters off West Oahu has been identified.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim as 66-year-old Robert Dernatz of Towson, Md.

Officials say Dernatz was snorkeling at Electric Beach Tuesday morning.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

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