Two Bay Area Men Die During Hawaii Vacations

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011  |  Updated 9:43 AM PDT
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Sunnyvale Youth is remmembered by friends and family after he dies in Hawaii

Sunnyvale Youth is remmembered by friends and family after he dies in Hawaii

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Maui Search For Bay Area Man Called Off

The search for a San Anselmo man who fell into a blowhole in Maui has been called off. NBC Bay Area's Monte Francis reports.
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Authorities on Hawaii's Big Island say a Northern California man is dead after he was swept off a cliff and out to sea. He is one of two Bay Area men who died over the weekend on vacation in Hawaii.

Hawaii County police say Paul Tam-Mai of Sunnyvale was climbing on a rocky seaside cliff in Puna when a wave knocked him off and pulled him 100 yards into the ocean Sunday afternoon.

Paramedics found him face down in the water and brought him to shore, where they performed CPR.

He was pronounced dead Monday after being transferred from Hilo Medical Center to The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. 

Tam-Mai was the second Northern California victim of a seaside accident in Hawaii over the weekend. Rescuers suspended their search Monday for 44-year-old David Potts of San Anselmo who was swept into a blowhole in Maui on Saturday.

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