Hanapepe man is 11th drowning victim

the death of a man who Kaua’i Police reported was pulled from the water in the

Po’ipu area in an unresponsive state.

Police transported the man to Wilcox

Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead after attempts to revive him in

the emergency room failed.

The victim was a 22-year-old Hanapepe man,

according to hospital officials. His name was being withheld this morning

pending notification of relatives.

The unofficial cause of death, according

to police, was “apparent drowning.” They had released no other information by

this morning.

This is the 11th drowning reported this year on Kaua’i, one

less than last year’s drowning count.

There have been more than 50

drownings off Kaua`i’s beaches since 1995.

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