05-29-15 Fisherman killed by swordfish

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Kona Patrol
Lieutenant William Souther
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 253
Report No. C15015745

 

Media Release

A 47-year-old fisherman died Friday (May 29) in Kailua-Kona during a fishing accident.

Responding to a 10:48 a.m.call, police learned that a swordfish had been observed in Honokōhau Harbor and that fisherman Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona had jumped into the water with a spear gun. The fish was then seen thrashing about, leaving a puncture wound to the man’s upper chest.

Hawaiʻi County Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and attempted cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. They took Llanes to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m.


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