California man dies in apparent drowning while snorkeling in Maui

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Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 12:11 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 28, 2022 at 7:20 PM HST
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KAANAPALI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man from California died in an apparent drowning while snorkeling in waters off Kaanapali on Monday, the Maui Fire Department said.

Bystanders reported finding the 45-year-old man face down in the water on the north side of Black Rock before 5:15 p.m.

Maui police identified the victim as Tommy Cheng of Diamond Bar, California.

Firefighters arrived shortly thereafter to find the victim on the rocks. They said he was unresponsive without a pulse.

Officials said a south swell and high tide made for rough ocean conditions at the time.

This story will be updated.

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