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Body of missing snorkeler found off Maui

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NAPILI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A missing snorkeler visiting from Carlsbad, California was found floating off Napili Point Tuesday evening.

Napili, Lahaina, and Kahului firefighters responded and were assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard. The 78 year-old visitor was last seen entering the waters near Napili Point to go snorkeling at 3 p.m. 

When he failed to show up to meet his family at 4 p.m. as they had planned, they became concerned and called 911.

The Maui Fire Department Rescue helicopter spotted the missing snorkeler about 75 yards off Napili Point at 6:10 p.m. The Lahaina Fire Rescue boat retrieved the body. 

The cause of death is under investigation.  

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