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Sep 16, 2013 5:00 PM by Juice Godfrey

Colorado man, 81, dies after snorkeling in Hawaii

HAENA, Hawaii (AP) - Officials say an 81-year-old Colorado man has died after being pulled from the water while snorkeling in Hawaii.

The Kauai Fire Department said in a statement Sunday that the man from Colorado Springs whose name was not released was pulled from the water at Makua Beach, also known as Tunnels, on Sunday.

Witnesses say the man had been snorkeling in calm waters Saturday about 20 to 40 feet from shore when he was spotted face down in the water. Bystanders brought him to shore and performed CPR.

They were joined by lifeguards then Hanalei firefighters, who took the man to Wilcox Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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