California man drowns during Hawaii honeymoon, thieves steal couple’s belongings

California man drowns during Hawaii honeymoon, thieves steal couple’s belongings

Steven Phan and Brittany Myers-Phan had only been married for about three months when the former drowned while snorkeling

June 13, 2023
Loved ones are mourning a California man who drowned while on his honeymoon in Hawaii earlier this month.
What happened: Steven Phan, 49, drowned while snorkeling with his wife, Brittany Myers-Phan, off Electric Beach in Nanakuli on June 1. Bystanders pulled him to the shore and CPR was performed but he was unresponsive. He was then transported to a hospital, where he later died.
Steven Phan and Brittany Myers-Phan reportedly married on March 20, 2023.
via GoFundMe
Thieves take advantage: To make matters worse, thieves reportedly stole the couple’s phones, wallets, clothing and even their rental car while they were out in the water. Police are reportedly investigating the theft.
A witness who claimed to have met Myers-Phan told KHON that she had to go through the trouble of verifying her identity at the airport to travel home after losing her ID. 
Steven Phan. via GoFundMe
About the victim: Phan reportedly worked for Apple and got married on March 20. A GoFundMe page organized in his name describes him as an “amazing husband,” a “true friend” and someone who “always found a way to be a part of everyone’s lives, no matter the distance.”
About the beach: Teresa Kling, an employee from Aaron’s Dive Shop in Oahu, described Electric Beach as a popular spot among tourists in a statement to ABC7. “Electric Beach is extremely popular with locals and has become a popular spot for tourists,” she said. “Everything depends on the conditions and the day. It tends to be a great spot for beginners.”
About the fundraiser: As of this writing, the GoFundMe page has raised $36,155. Proceeds will go directly to Myers-Phan to help cover funeral and memorial costs, as well as any unforeseen costs related to her husband’s death. Services were held on Monday and Tuesday.
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