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California Man Dies Snorkeling Off Kohala Beach

June 13, 2012, 3:57 PM HST
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Police in South Kohala are investigating the possible drowning of a San Francisco man who died while snorkeling in the waters off the Mauna Lani resort.

Police said Paul S. Tsang, 50, was observed floating in the water by a person onshore at the Mauna Lani Beach Club.

A visitor from Utah used a paddle board to check on Tsang and found him unresponsive. Tsang was brought to shore where a nurse visiting from Arizona and a lifeguard performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until county paramedics arrived.

The paramedics were unable to revive Tsang and he was taken to North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea where he was pronounced dead at 1:39 p.m.

Police have classified the matter as a coroner’s inquest and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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