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Visitor drowns in waters off Kauai

ANINI, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 69-year-old Utah man apparently drowned in waters off Anini Beach Sunday afternoon.

Police have not yet released his identity.

The man was walking in shallow water near the channel at around 3 p.m., when he was swept out by a rip current. Water safety officers on Jet Ski arrived to the scene to find several Good Samaritans attempting to rescue the unresponsive male using paddle boards and a dive buoy.

Firefighters initiated CPR on shore before medics arrived and transported the man to Wilcox Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Representatives from Life's Bridges, a grief counseling service, are assisting the man's family. This is the sixth drowning on Kauai this year.

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