Free diver who died in Kaneohe Bay identified

KANEOHE BAY (HawaiiNewsNow) - A diver who died Thursday in Kaneohe Bay has been identified.

A medical examiner has identified the man as 59-year-old Melvin Lima of Mililani.

The call came in just after 2:00 p.m. Thursday.

Officials say the man was fishing with local residents, then went diving in the water. The group later realized the man was missing.

A Honolulu Fire Department helicopter spotted the diver floating in the water near Kaneohe Boat Harbor.

Rescue crews performed CPR on the man.

Officials pronounced him dead just after 3:45 p.m.

The cause of death is unknown.

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