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Man injured while snorkeling in Oahu dies

August 14, 2013

HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a man who died after becoming injured while snorkeling in Windward Oahu.

According to KHON-TV (http://bit.ly/17nGu29), the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday 73-year-old Kazuo Takino of Osaka, Japan died after nearly drowning.

The Honolulu Emergency Services Department says Takino was snorkeling near Heeia Kea Pier around 2 p.m. Monday when he somehow was critically injured.

Emergency workers say he was brought to shore and given CPR before being taken to a hospital.

The medical examiner has not released the official cause of death.

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Information from: KHON-TV, http://khon.com

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