Diving death on Maui

Maui Fire Department

Fire fighters from the Paia, Maui, fire station responded to a report Friday night of a missing diver.

Thirty-two-year-old Linho Pelep of Kahului was diving with friends off the waters from the Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission, when his friends called for first responders after they could not locate Pelep.

Pelep was then located approximately 25 yards from the mission.

Fire personnel swam out and retrieved the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cause of death is unknown pending autopsy results.

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