Visitor drowns at Kipu Falls on Kauai

KIPU, Kauai (HawaiiNewsNow) - A visitor from California is dead after he apparently drowned at Kipu Falls on Kauai Sunday.

According to witnesses, the 35 year-old Irvine man jumped off the top of the falls into the pool below at about 2:05 p.m. The Kauai Fire Department said the man was swimming toward the shore when he went underwater and did not resurface.

Firefighters and rescue crews recovered the man's body from the bottom of the pool about an hour later.

The man's name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

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