Marine dies in boating accident in waters near base

A spokesman for Marine Corps Base Hawaii confirms that a marine died early Saturday morning after the boat he was in capsized in waters near the base.

The 17-foot boat overturned with three men onboard near the north side of Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.

Two of the men were able to swim back to shore and notify authorities, the fire department told the newspaper.

At 8:25 a.m., the man was found unconscious under 30 feet of water, the Star-Advertiser reports. He was not breathing and did not have a pulse, fire officials said.

Chuck Little, a Marine Corps spokesperson, said that the man “is an active-duty Marine stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.”

Little said he would not identify the man until his next of kin are notified.

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