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Oahu man dies while swimming in North Shore waters of Kauai

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Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 3:46 PM HST
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KAUAI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - An Oahu man died in an apparent drowning Sunday afternoon in waters off Kauai’s Hanakapiai Beach.

The victim was identified as 43-year-old Jeremy Kanoa Hughes of Hauula.

Police said first responders were called out around 4:20 p.m. Multiple KFD units responded along with a crew from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Two swimmers jumped in to help Hughes, but they were unsuccessful in reaching him.

Rescuers found Hughes unresponsive around 6 p.m. Attempts to revive him failed and he was taken to Wilcox Memorial hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.

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