Apparent drowning 09-16-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Kona Patrol
Lieutenant Jeremie Evangelista
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 291
September 16, 2009
Report No. C09026840

Media Release

Police are investigating an apparent drowning in waters off the Kailua-Kona coast Wednesday morning.

Responding to a 10:38 a.m. call from Kona Community Hospital, officers learned that 77-year-old David Ebersole of Liberty, Missouri, was snorkeling with a tour group when he was observed motionless in the water.

Ebersole was taken ashore at Honok�?hau Harbor, at which point Fire Department personnel took him to Kona Community Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 10:36 a.m.

Police do not suspect foul play. They have opened a coroner’s inquest case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.



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