Man dies after nearly drowning at Makaha Beach

MAKAHA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police say a man pulled from waters near Makaha Beach Friday afternoon has died.

The man was identified as 40-year-old Eassie Miller of Waianae.

The incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Rescue crews say the man was swimming at the south side of the beach with two other people when they noticed he was in trouble.

Ocean Safety helped pull him to shore and performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition, according to EMS officials.

The waves were 6-8 feet with bigger sets and strong currents at the time.

An autopsy will be conducted next week.

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