Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo District
Lieutenant Robert Fujitake
Report No. C15003949
A Puna man apparently drowned Thursday (February 5) at Boiling Pots in Hilo.
In response to a 5:13 p.m. call, police responded to Boiling Pots, where Fire Department rescue personnel located a submerged man, who was unresponsive, and attempted unsuccessfully to revive him.
Witnesses said the man began struggling after swimming in an area under a waterfall.
He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was officially pronounced dead.
Police have tentatively identified him as a 33-year-old Pāhoa man but are withholding his name pending positive identification and notification of his family.
Police do not suspect foul play. The case has been classified as a coroner’s inquest.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.