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5th ocean death in 10-day period off Oneuli Beach |  – Maui News

Posted by | January 26, 2018 | Uncategorized

5th ocean death in 10-day period off Oneuli BeachTexas man scuba diving, recovered off ocean floorLOCAL NEWSJAN 25, 2018LEE IMADAManaging Editorleeimada@mauinews.com A scuba diver who died after being recovered from the ocean floor off Oneuli Beach in Makena on Wednesday morning was the fifth confirmed ocean death off Maui in the previous 10 days, fire officials said.All of the deaths involved males, four of them visitors and one local resident, said Fire Services Chief Ed Taomoto on Wednesday. All five of the deaths occurred off South Maui.Taomoto indicated that the spike in ocean deaths over the period appeared to be a random occurrence. The common factors are that all were older men and that two men who died off Kamaole Beach Park III were wearing full-face one-piece masks, he said.Wednesday’s ocean death involved a 57-year-old Montgomery, Texas, visitor who was scuba diving alone off Oneuli Beach, also known as black sand beach, said Tomato.  READ MORE…

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