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Fifth person drowns in Kauai waters

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WAINIHA, Hawaii (AP) - A Canadian visitor has drowned in a river on Kauai.

Kauai police on Wednesday identified the victim as Mark McLean from Sechelt, British Columbia.

The 51-year-old is the fifth person to drown in Kauai waters this year and the third person in less than a week.

Fire officials say a bystander called police at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday after noticing the man's body lying face down in the Wainiha River.

Firefighters responded and immediately began performing CPR on the man until medics arrived. He was taken to Wilcox Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The other four people to drown in Kauai waters this year drowned in the ocean. Last year at this time, two people had drowned in the ocean and two had drowned in fresh water.

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