Kekaha man dies in waters off Kauai's south shore

Kekaha man dies in waters off Kauai's south shore
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POIPU, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Kekaha man died Wednesday afternoon in a scuba incident in waters off Kauai's south shore.

The man has been identified by officials as 33-year-old Brandon Pagala.

He was near Hoona Beach, more commonly known as Baby Beach, around 1 p.m. when he went scuba diving with a friend.

They were about 25 yards from the reef when Pagala reportedly became distressed and lost consciousness. His friend pulled him to shore where he began administering CPR.

Unfortunately, life-saving efforts were not successful. Medical crews responded to the scene and transported him to Wilcox Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine his exact cause of death.

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