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Alaska man found dead off Kauai beach

HANALEI, Kauai (HawaiiNewsNow) – An Alaska man died Sunday morning at Hanalei Beach, the victim of an apparent drowning. According to reports, 70-year-old Frank Palmer of Juneau was wading about 20 feet off shore when he fell in, possibly because of a medical condition.

Palmer's grandson swam out to assist him, but by the time the younger man reached him, the grandfather was face down in the water. Lifeguards brought him on shore and performed CPR, but along with firefighters and paramedics, were unable to revive him.

Palmer was pronounced dead at the scene.

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