- Hawaii Police Department - http://www.hawaiipolice.com -
Kona drowning 09-05-13
Hawaiʻi Police Department
Lieutenant Daniel Mlakar
Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 253
Report No. C13023832
On Wednesday (September 4), at approximately 4:10 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a missing diver at Kaohe Beach, South Kona.
Witnesses on the beach reported they had observed a diver in distress disappear beneath the surface. A witness ran to a nearby house to call for help.
Hawaiʻi Fire Department divers recovered the body of a 27-year-old man in 40 feet of water. He was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:03 p.m.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Article printed from Hawaii Police Department: http://www.hawaiipolice.com
URL to article: http://www.hawaiipolice.com/kona-drowning-09-05-13
Copyright © 2014 Hawaii Police Department. All rights reserved.