Study links pulmonary condition to Hawaii snorkeling deaths

  • Visitors swim and snorkel at Kahalu‘u Bay. A rise in drowning deaths or near drownings during Hawaii snorkeling excursions has been linked to a pulmonary condition that was not previously associated with snorkeling. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

HONOLULU — A rise in drowning deaths or near drownings during Hawaii snorkeling excursions has been linked to a pulmonary condition that was not previously associated with snorkeling.