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Boiling Pots Death 05-27-08

Hawaii Police Department
South Hilo Patrol Section
Lieutenant Mitchell Kanehailua
Phone: 961-2213
May 27, 2008
Report No. C08016511

Media Release (name corrected)

A 27-year-old Puna man died Tuesday of injuries sustained at Boiling Pots, also known as Peepee falls.

At 12:21 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a missing swimmer. They learned that Vincent E. Scerbo of the Ainaloa subdivision in Puna had climbed up and was standing under a waterfall when he fell or jumped. He surfaced once and disappeared under the water.

Fire Department personnel, using divers and a rescue helicopter, recovered Scerbo’s body. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m.

Police have classified the case as a coroner’s inquest.