Whitefish Man Who Died Saving His Daughter in Maui Identified

Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the victim is 46-year-old Brian Lazorishak

By Associated Press and Beacon Staff

HONOLULU — A Whitefish man, who died after saving his 15-year-old daughter who was washed into the ocean off the coast of Maui, was identified as 46-year-old Brian Lazorishak, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

A large wave washed the girl into the ocean at the Olivine Pools at Kahakuloa at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Lazorishak jumped into the ocean and got his daughter back to a rocky cliff where bystanders used towels to pull her up the ledge.

But when the people on shore looked back to the man, he was floating face down.

Firefighters in a helicopter and lifeguards on rescue watercraft pulled Lazorishak from the water. He was airlifted and firefighters began CPR, but he died on the scene.

It was the 16th ocean-related death on Maui this year.

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