3 people dead, 1 in critical condition following separate ocean incidents off Maui

3 people dead, 1 in critical condition following separate ocean incidents off Maui

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Authorities on Maui responded to three separate ocean incidents on Monday in which three people died and one was in critical condition.

The Maui Police Department said 19-year-old Emmanuel Tabbay and 18-year-old Edelene Parilla, both Kahului residents originally from the Philippines, were pulled from waters off Honokohau Bay at around 1:30 p.m.

According to police, the two friends were with a few other friends at an area known as Chutes and Ladders. Parilla was walking on the coast when she was washed into the ocean by a wave. Tabbay jumped in to try and save her, but they didn't make it, police said.

Rescue divers then found Tabbay's and Parilla's bodies in the water.

About two hours later, bystanders near the Makena Beach and Golf Resort pulled a 53-year-old male visitor, who had been snorkeling with his wife, from the ocean fronting the resort, according to the Maui Fire Department.

A visiting firefighter from the mainland performed CPR on the man until Wailea firefighters arrived. However, upon arrival, they were not able to revive the man.

Half an hour later, Maui firefighters responded to another ocean emergency in Kaanapali. Bystanders spotted a man floating face down in waters fronting Kaanapali Ocean Resort and pulled him to shore. After firefighters and paramedics performed CPR, the victim was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim is a visitor from Coltsneck, New Jersey.

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