Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Captain Robert Wagner
Report No. C12022975
Big Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with the death of a fisherman over the weekend.
South Hilo patrol officers responded to a 3:09 p.m. report Saturday (August 25) and learned that 37-year-old Ian Tengan of Hilo had been fishing at the water’s edge in an area known as “23 Flats” in Honomu, when he disappeared. Police officers and Fire Department personnel located him face down in the surf.
He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:02 p.m.
Police have requested an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.