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Man, 29, dies after freediving in waters off Makena

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MAKENA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 29-year-old man died Thursday after freediving in waters off Makena, the Maui Fire Department said.

Ocean Safety lifeguards responded at around 1:15 p.m. and located the man, a Maui resident, on the ocean floor about 100 feet below surface at around. Rescue divers recovered the body about an hour later and airlifted it to a nearby landing zone.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, MFD said. 

The victim was freediving from a boat with two other Maui men about a quarter-mile off Oneuli Beach, also known as Black Sand Beach, when the incident occurred. Officials said the currents were very strong at the time. 

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