WAILUKU, Hawaii -- Divers have recovered the body of a 41-year-old California man off the west coast of Maui.

Captain Brian DenHaan of the Maui County Fire Department says in an announcement that the man entered the ocean at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday in water fronting Kaanapali Villas. He had a snorkel and mask but no fins.

Friends reported him missing just before 7 p.m.

Lahaina firefighters and a Kahului rescue squad launched a water and shore search. The Coast Guard launched a helicopter and cutter.

The search was suspended at 2 a.m. and was resumed at first light.

A Maui Fire Department rescue helicopter just after 6 a.m. Thursday spotted the body 30 feet below the surface and 70 feet from the shore north of the villas.

The man's name was not released.