Visitor from Pittsburgh dies after apparent drowning in Haena

A 27-year-old visitor from Pittsburgh died Friday after an apparent drowning at the Waikapala`e Cave in Ha`ena.

According to the Kauai Fire Department, the man had been swimming in the cave with three other people when he got into trouble and went underwater shortly before 3 p.m.

Fire crews, lifeguards with the Ocean Safety Bureau, Medic 2, along with police officers responded to the scene.

The victim's body was retrieved around 3:57 p.m. and transported to Wilcox Hospital.

This is Kauai's third drowning of the year.

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