07-10-15 Body of missing diver found

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Kaʻū District
Phone: 939-2520
Sergeant Zachary Fernando
Report No. C15020086

Media Release

A search for a missing diver led to the discovery of his body Thursday (July 9) in Kaʻū waters.

At 8:15 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of a missing diver in waters off Punaluʻu Beach Park. Fire Department personnel searched by land, air and water. At 5:22 p.m., the man’s body was found floating about 300 yards offshore from Ninole Bay.

He was identified as 60-year-old Robert Furtado of Kaʻū.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

This entry was posted in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.