Kona infant dies in apparent drowning 07-19-02

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA PATROL DIVISION
SERGEANT LEROY VICTORINO
PHONE: 326-4646
JULY 19, 2002
H-14828

MEDIA RELEASE

Police have identified an infant who died in an apparent drowning Thursday afternoon (July 18, 2002).

The victim was identified as Keelan Kalani Ken Tomita, 23 months old, of a Kaiminani Street address in the Kona Palisades subdivision of North Kona.

The infant was found in a swimming pool by a family member after family members noticed he was missing. The victim was taken to the Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:17 p.m.

A medical inquiry was scheduled for Friday afternoon.

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