Visitor from Maryland dies after reported drowning accident

A 72-year-old visitor from Maryland has died after an unknown drowning accident on Maui Saturday.

Maui police say Montford Carpenter was found unconscious on about 15 to 20 feet from shore at Honokeana Cove in Napili, which is on Maui’s north shore.

Crews arrived to the scene around noon.

Bystanders and emergency personnel tried to revive him.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died.

His cause of death is not yet known pending autopsy.

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