06-02-15 Missing swimmer (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C15016054

Media Release

The lifeless body of the swimmer who went missing Monday morning (June 1) in waters off OTEC Beach was located Monday afternoon.

Fire Department personnel located him approximately 25 yards off short submerged in the ocean. He was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was officially pronounced dead.

He has been identified as 26-year-old Richard Demby of Kailua-Kona. An autopsy conducted Tuesday (June 2) determined that he died from saltwater drowning.


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