Man apparently drowns in waters off South Kohala 07-19-05

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH KOHALA PATROL
SERGEANT FLOYD RICHARDS
PHONE: 887-3080
JULY 19, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

A 40-year-old man apparently drowned Tuesday (July 19, 2005) in waters off Anaehoomalu Bay in South Kohala.

The victim was identified as Houman Emami, of a Honokaa address.

Responding to a 7:15 p.m. call, South Kohala police determined that the victim was found floating face down in waters near the shore. Bystanders had tried to administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until police and fire rescue personnel arrived.

The victim was taken to the North Hawaii Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m.

Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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