New Jersey visitor drowns off Kealia

A 46-year-old New Jersey man was pronounced dead at Wilcox Memorial Hospital

after being discovered floating face down in the ocean last Friday at Kealia


Authorities said two swimmers saw the man floating in the ocean

about 30 feet offshore at about 8:30 p.m. brought him to shore and began

emergency resuscitation efforts.

The victim, a tourist who was not

identified, and his family were in the water and experienced a strong current,

according to Kaua`i Police. The victim’s wife and children managed to get back

to shore, where the son saw his father floating, police said.

The man was

transported to Wilcox Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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