Hawaiʻi Police Department
Lieutenant Jeremie Evangelista
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253
A Canadian man apparently drowned Wednesday morning (April 11) in waters off Kailua-Kona.
The victim has been identified as 59-year-old William Savage of Okotoks in the Canadian province of Alberta.
At 11:20 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to Kona Community Hospital, where they learned that Savage had been part of a scuba diving tour in waters north of Honokōhau.
A large surge reportedly knocked him off some rocks and into the water. When he failed to surface, tour members pulled him onto the boat , began CPR and took him to Honokōhau Harbor. From there, fire/rescue personnel took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:23 a.m.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.