Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Sergeant George Makua
July 6, 2011
Report No. C11016973
Big Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with the death of a diver Friday (July 1) in waters off Hilo.
At 9:12 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of an unresponsive man at Waiolena Beach Park in the Keaukaha area.
A 52-year-old man identified as Mickey McGuire of Keaʻau had been scuba diving and was found unresponsive 25-feet underwater. Fire Department rescue personnel took him to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:42 a.m.