Drowning 09-03-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Kona Patrol
Lieutenant Jeremie Evangelista
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253
September 4, 2010
Report No. C10024725

Media Release

Hawai’i County police are investigating a possible drowning in waters off the coast of Captain Cook in the Kona district.

Responding to a 10:15 p.m. call Friday (September 3), officers learned that a 52-year-old man identified as Bruce Berard of Kailua-Kona was night diving with companions when they found him unresponsive in the water. Berard was brought to shore, where his companions attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Emergency medical services personnel transported Berard to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:47 a.m. Saturday (September 4).

The case has been classified as a coroner’s inquest and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.



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