HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA PATROL DIVISION
SERGEANT LINDA J. TESTER
APRIL 21, 2005
A 77-year-old visitor from Florida collapsed in waters off Kahaluu Beach Park and died Thursday (April 21, 2005).
The victim was identified as Herman Haupt, of Viera, Florida.
Responding to a 10:55 a.m. call, Kona patrol officers determined that Haupt was standing in waist deep waters off Kahaluu Beach when he collapsed.
A county lifeguard brought him to shore and administered cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until fire rescue personnel arrived. The victim was taken to the Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 2:30 p.m.
Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of the man’s death.
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