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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Man dies off North Shore

Advertiser Staff

A man died after he was pulled from the water off Oahu's North Shore this afternoon.

The man was with a group of divers near the surf spot known as "alligator rock" when he got into trouble at about 3:20 p.m., said Bryan Cheplic, spokesman for the city Emergency Services Department. Bystanders performed CPR on the man, who appeared to be in his 50s, until lifeguards arrived, Cheplic said.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene and transported him in critical condition to a nearby hospital. But Cheplic said the man was pronounced dead a short while later.

The cause of death is under investigation.

Cheplic said surf and wind conditions on the North Shore were calm at the time of the incident.