Waimea Youth Apparently Drowns at Piihonua Falls 09-15-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DIVISION
OFFICER VERNON C. FERREIRA
SEPTEMBER 15, 2001
G-80850
PUBLIC ACCIDENT

MEDIA RELEASE

A 19-year-old Waimea male apparently drowned Saturday (September 15, 2001) while swimming with friends at Piihonua Falls in Hilo.

Responding to a 12:30 p.m. call, fire rescue personnel tried to unsuccessfully to revive the youth. They took him to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:58 p.m.

Police have tentatively identified the victim, but are withholding his name until they can make positive identification.

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