Authorities report 4th visitor drowning death this year off Hawaii's Kauai island

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LIHUE, Hawaii — Authorities are reporting a fourth visitor has drowned this year off Hawaii's Kauai Island.

Lihue newspaper The Garden Island (http://is.gd/9gMZFj) reports 74-year-old Jake Jelinek of Colorado died Tuesday afternoon.

Officials say Jelinek appeared to have hit his head on a reef after he had difficulty swimming in large waves at Keoneloa Bay in Poipu.

CPR was performed on Jelinek, who was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Jelinek was the fourth Kauai visitor drowning so far in 2015 and the third since Saturday, when 72-year-old Michael Stone of Boston died after appearing to be in distress offshore Wailua.

On Sunday, 48-year-old David Deville of Arizona died after showing signs of distress off Mahaulepu Beach in Poipu.


Information from: The Garden Island, http://thegardenisland.com/

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