A Kalāheo man is dead after an apparent drowning on Tuesday morning while surfing in waters off Poʿipū Beach.
Kauaʿi Police Department’s Dispatch Center received a call around 8:15 a.m. indicating a 61-year-old man, later identified as Gary Schultz, was found unresponsive in the ocean fronting the Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club at Poʿipū Beach.
Kaua‘i Fire Department personnel from the Kōloa fire station, lifeguards, and American Medical Response, were notified and immediately responded.
Multiple attempts to revive Schultz were unsuccessful.
He was transported to Wilcox Medical Center and where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.
Volunteers with Life’s Bridges, a grief counseling service, were contacted to offer support to the man’s family and friends.