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6-08-21 Police Investigate Possible Drowning Incident in South Kohala

Hawai’i Police Department
South Kohala District
Sergeant Joseph Passmore
Phone: (808) 887-3080
Report No. 21-046017

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning in South Kohala.

On June 08, 2021 at approximately 10:14 a.m., officers responded to a report that an unresponsive man was pulled out of the waters at the Pentagon mooring which is located off of Anaehoomalu Bay in the Waikoloa Beach Resort area. After receiving a 9-1-1 call from a charter snorkeling boat, Hawai’i Fire Department medics performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation before transporting the victim to the Queens North Hawai’i Community Hospital. The unresponsive man was pronounced dead at 11:22 a.m. He was identified as 68-year-old Harry Wakefield of Alabama.

Police have begun a coroner’s inquest investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.