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58-year old visitor drowns in waters off Kauai

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POIPU, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

58-year old Douglas Sposato of New York died Friday afternoon in waters off Lawai Beach Resort.

Officials say he was snorkeling in the area shortly before 2:30 p.m. when his brother noticed Sposato "was having difficulty."

Bystanders brought Sposato to shore and began performing CPR. Fire fighters then connected an AED to him and continued resuscitation efforts. Sposato remained unresponsive and was transported to Wilcox Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sposato is the 17th drowning victim on Kauai this year.

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