Homer resident drowns in Hawaii

Feb 5, 2018

An 80-year-old Homer resident drowned on a Hawaiian beach on Saturday.  Maui Fire Chief Edward Taomoto said the man was traveling with family members but went snorkeling alone at Ulua Beach. Ocean conditions were rough and body boarders found the man floating in the water. They brought him to shore where bystanders gave him CPR. Firefighters and a paramedic crew responded to the scene but could not revive him.  The Fire Department did not release his name.